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Off Earth Mining Forum, Sydney, Australia

19th - 21st February 2013

The Off Earth Mining Forum was a three day event held at the University of New South Wales hosted by the Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research. The forum focused on identifying the challenges that face the race to mine the moon and nearby celestial bodies and explored some of the possible pathways and technologies that might offer a solution.

The conference provided a forum for communication among current and future industry leaders and also provided an opportunity for scientists and engineers to discuss how current technology and research may be used to establish a viable off earth mining program.

It was a very successful event which attracted over 100 attendees and significant international and local media attention.

For more information or to view the program, photos, videos and the slides from the whole event please visit the event website.

Off Earth Mining Related Media Stories

Humanity's next giant leap: our heritage in space is our future too (The Conversation, 18 June 2013)

Human mission to Mars is no longer just a sci-fi dream (Washington Post, 30 April 2013)

Mining in Space (ABC Radio National, 27 April 2013)

Big-time players are getting serious about asteroid perils and profits (Cosmic Log on NBN News, 16 April 2013)

Asteroid Capture Mission May Be Included On NASA 2014 Budget Request (The Huffington Post, 16 April 2013)

NASA Plans to Make Water on the Moon (Discovery New, 12 April 2013)

Private Space Firms Praise NASA's Asteroid-Capture Plan (PC Magazine, 12 April 2013)

NASA Wants to Capture Asteroids for Exploration (DailyTech, 12 April 2013)

NASA Announces Plan for Capturing Asteroid (National Geographic News, 10 April 2013)

NASA will begin work on asteroid capture mission this year (The Verge, 10 April 2013)

Who Has the Right to Mine an Asteroid? (Popular Mechanics, 26 March 2013)

"Gold rush" in space? A look at asteroids' potential for wealth, destruction (CBS News, 19 March 2013)

Scientists aiming to make space mining a reality in the next 10 years (The Telegraph (UK), 02 March 2013)

Space gold rush should not be a free-for-all (New Scientist, 01 March 2013)

Space miners hope to build first off-Earth economy (New Scientist, 28 February 2013)

Space Mining with Robots (The World, 20 February 2013)

Australian Summit Ponders Mining in Space (Voice of America, 20 February 2013)

Space likely for rare earths search, scientists say (Space Daily, 20 February 2013)

Asteroid Mining: Booming 21st Century Gold Rush? (Discovery News, 4 February 2013)

Asteroid Mining Becoming More Of A Reality (Forbes, 25 January 2013)

New venture 'to mine asteroids' (BBC News - Science and Environment, 22 January 2013)

Planetary Resources: mining asteroids project launched (The Telegraph (UK), 25 April 2012)

Planetary Resources seeks to mine asteroids' riches (CNet, 24 April 2012)