Asteroid miners to hitch a ride with Virgin Galactic

 

Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson at Farnborough International Airshow (Image: Dave Stock)

12:30 13 July 2012 by Paul Marks

Billionaire-backed Planetary Resources, the company that in April announced ambitious plans to mine space rocks for minerals, will hitch a ride with space tourism company Virgin Galactic.

The new union is a sign that the nascent commercial space-flight […]