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Space Mining — Learning How To Fuel An Interplanetary Gas Station

Real space travel will necessitate interplanetary gas stations on the moon, or on asteroids. A Colorado university has launched the first degree program in "space mining."
The Colorado School of Mines has started the world's first Space Resources degree program. Professor Angel Abbud Madrid conducts an online class from his offices in Golden, Co. Source: Dan Boyce

Starting this semester, the Colorado School of Mines is offering the world's first degree programs in Space Resources — essentially mining in outer space.

It's not just academic institutions like the School of Mines taking note; a small but growing number of startups expect this to be very big business sooner than a lot of us might think.

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