Asteroids: a New Horizon - Episode 2: The New Frontier

51m 03s

Part 2 explores which are the best asteroids to mine – and how? In Space, using Zero Gravity – or on Earth? How can their metals and the liquids be used for deep space exploration, as propellant or pit stops – and are any of the metals useful on Earth? With a visit to the Colorado Center of Space Resources, we explore the engineering and technology needed to extract materials from the asteroids.