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12 January 2011

YouTube Video ("Extraterrestrial Prospecting")

Several presentations from the 2010 Space Studies Institute Conference (29-31 October 2010) on asteroid mining (recorded on 30 October 2010).

- Prof. Michael A'Hearn, University of Maryland, Department of Astronomy
Mining Methods for Asteroid Utilization

- Brad Blair, Space Studies Institute, and Prof. Leslie Gertsch, University of Missouri-Rolla Mining Concepts Development for Accessing Asteroid Resources

- Mark Sonter, Asteroid Enterprises Pty Ltd
Resources from Asteroids: What We Can Expect From What We Know Now

- Dr. Faith Vilas, University of Arizona, Department of Astronomy and Steward Observatory

Link: YouTube Video ("Extraterrestrial Prospecting")
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