Re: *Now* we might get somewhere!

Dan Clemmensen (
Wed, 10 Sep 1997 21:24:25 -0400

Kennita Watson wrote:
> >From CNN Headline News today:
> "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
> government."
This guy want to finance the exploratory mission by
selling rights to the information to the highest bidder.
I'm thinking about sending him $100.00 for non-exclusive rights
to a close-up picture of the asteroid to put on my web page.