The Phantom Voice
Earth has some amazing resources that are now a big part of everyday life. We use almost everything the planet has to offer. Private owned businesses have their eyes set on elsewhere for new resources that cannot be found on Earth but can be found on asteroids. The space business is currently a $330 billion industry with accelerating growth. Continuing rapid growth of in-space businesses will increase the need for an in-space supply of propellants, life support materials, metals, and other commodities. This is the goal of Deep Space Industries: in-space delivery of the right materials, to the right place, for the right price, to support the sustainable expansion of Earth’s economy into space. Asteroid resources include all the same materials other planets are made of, providing an abundant amount of exactly what we need in space. The C-group and related classes of asteroids contain high amounts of water and other important elements like organic carbon, nitrogen, sulfur as well as precious metals. Ideal mining asteroids are the ones that pass through Earth's neighborhood. These small body asteroids have little gravity making it easy to mine the resources we need. After the materials are extracted they are put into a usable form to be able to be manufactured back on Earth. I think that in years to come asteroid mining will change the world.