Re: *Now* we might get somewhere!

Forrest Bishop (
Wed, 10 Sep 1997 17:12:49 -0500 (CDT)

Kennita wrote:

>"Some entrepreneurs are salivating over the prospect of finding gold,
>platinum, cobalt and other valuable resources in space. James W. Benson
>has established the company SpaceDev, and says he plans to launch a
>robot craft to an asteroid to take photographs, scientific readings,
>and to prospect for mining sites. "Space is a place, not a government
>project," Benson told reporters Wednesday in Washington. He needs more
>money to finance his $50 million mission, but doesn't want any from the

This is the Near-Earth Asteroid Prospector (NEAP), a space project I
consider the most important of the day. The stated goal is to _claim_
the asteroid (not yet chosen), and its ~$10^12 dollar value...

>Go, man, go!,