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Will Mining Space Produce the World’s First Trillionaire?

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Will Mining Space Produce the World’s First Trillionaire?

  Will Mining Space Produce the World’s First Trillionaire?The renewed interest in space exploration sparked by Tesla billionaire Elon Musk and Amazon mogul Jeff Bezos has also reawakened speculative thinking about the resources present on the moon and beyond.   In papers dating back to 1970, the concept of mining the moon for raw materials - for both energy and construction in space - is nothing new. What has changed is our knowledge of the moon, the logistics behind construction in space, and what kind of resource expenditure would be required to get such an operation up and running.  ...

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