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From the X Prize to Mining Asteroids: An Interview With Peter Diamandis – Space Quarterly Magazine Archive

Peter Diamandis

This past week the X Prize Foundation announced it had resurrected the Lunar X Prize. This announcement was unprecedented in the X Prize Foundation history. Combined with the increasing interest in asteroid mining we thought it useful to present this interview by Eva-Jane Lark with X Prize Foundation founder Peter Diamandis which first appeared in Space Quarterly Magazine in June 2012.

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SEDS Canada Reduced Gravity Experiment Flights Underway

NRC, SEDS Canada and CSA personnel with the Falcon 20 jet which will be used to perform the microgravity research.

Of the 21 university teams that entered the Canadian Reduced Gravity Experiment Design Challenge (CAN-RGX), four will get a chance to fly to their microgravity experiments today thanks to the collaboration between Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) Canada, the National Research Council and the Canadian Space Agency. 

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Business Matters, Even in Space, Especially in Space – Thoughts and Highlights From Ascension 2017

From McMaster University, the winning team for the Ascension conference’s annual Young Space Entrepreneurs Competition (YSPACE), shown here taking questions about their project, conceived as a company that will repair, upgrade, refuel and maintain satellites in space. From left to right; Venus Orig, Tyvaughn Holness, Hira Nadeem, Arvi Mulliqi, Julian Vincent Sedillo. ​Not shown: ​Harsh Bansa

Hey, am I at the right conference? A first-time visitor might be forgiven for feeling a little confused. There was certainly no shortage of bleeding-edge science and engineering – asteroid mining, anyone? – but for much of this three-day event, the air was abuzz with talk of bootstrapping, venture capital funding (or lack thereof), pivoting, culture-building, and various and sundry other facets of the startup …

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