Yesterday, President Obama has signed the U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act into law. I know what you’re thinking: “What on Earth is that?” This law recognizes a right for all U.S. citizens to own any resources mined from asteroids. This means that companies such as Planetary Resources are given the green light to embark on asteroid mining exhibitions. Sounds like something from a science-fiction movie doesn’t it? Essentially, if you had the money and tech to pull it off, you can now call dibs on anything you find on an asteroid. Metal, ice, rocks, even alien micro-organisms can all be yours.
I think it’s time I invested in a spacecraft of some kind.. too bad I can’t find any on Ebay.