After skimming this Worldbuilding SE answer, I wonder if any companies or space agencies have plans in place to mine Near Earth Objects(NEOs) in the future.

  • 1
    $\begingroup$ Worldbuilding SE is a questions and answers site. It is not a discussion forum. Please edit the question to ask one clear question. You may want to re-take the tour and possibly visit the help center again, in order to reinforce your acquaintance with the goals of this site. $\endgroup$
    – AlexP
    May 17, 2021 at 21:30
  • $\begingroup$ Do you mean, "are people doing it (or planning to do it) now?" - well there's lots of chatter on the internet about that, but I'm not sure I see the worldbuilding issue to solve here. $\endgroup$ May 18, 2021 at 0:19
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ I would suggest Space Exploration as a better home for this question. $\endgroup$
    – StephenG
    May 18, 2021 at 0:21
  • $\begingroup$ If possible, please move this question to space exploration... $\endgroup$
    – Kav
    May 18, 2021 at 1:45
  • 3
    $\begingroup$ The title asks 'how can we' and the body asks 'do we'...which is your question? $\endgroup$ May 18, 2021 at 4:08

1 Answer 1


As a short list to get you started, check out Planetary Resources and Asteroid Mining Corporation, and Trans Astra.

I could swear I've heard Jeff Bezos talking about asteroid mining, but a quick search didn't return anything.

  • 1
    $\begingroup$ Planetary Resources is dead/MIA. As far as I can tell, what's left of the company/employees are now working on blockchain solutions for spacecraft and licensing their IP $\endgroup$
    – Dragongeek
    May 19, 2021 at 16:45
  • 2
    $\begingroup$ Not a lot going on now. But if SpaceX succeeds with Starship wait 20 years and interests, activities and prospects might be looking up. $\endgroup$
    – Slarty
    May 20, 2021 at 13:26

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.