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An artist's impression of a future space mission that needs a new space economy.
Image Credit: NASA/MPIA/T Herbst

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Using the universe

Mock-up of NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission

Image Credit: NASA

There are a lot of useful resources in space – and entrepreneurs are going to be exploring them soon. RAS Meeting organisers Ian Crawford, Martin Elvis and James Carpenter draw together some new ideas in their A&G article.

Space exploration is increasingly expensive, but the exploration that we have undertaken is showing that there are resources out there that technology is making increasingly accessible.  In a report on their RAS Specialist Discussion Meeting, Ian Crawford, Martin Elvis and James Carpenter outline ways in which a new space economy based on the resources available on the Moon and asteroids could support and enhance solar system science and even astronomy. 



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