Harvesting Water and Other Resources from Asteroids in Space

Chris Lewicki, the president and chief engineer of Planetary Resources, photo courtesy of SXSW Eco

Chris Lewicki, the president and chief engineer of Planetary Resources, photo courtesy of SXSW Eco

Scott Wilcox, the director of South by Southwest Eco introduced the conference’s kickoff keynote address by Chris Lewicki, the president and chief engineer of Planetary Resources, Monday morning.

“I am really excited about our opening speaker,” Wilcox said. “He helms a company whose vision is to do the impossible now. To bring the natural resources of space within humanity’s economic sphere of influence.”

Lewicki embraces innovation by harvesting water and other resources such as platinum metals from asteroids.

Today, researchers have discovered 600,000 asteroids, which is just one percent of the asteroids that are out there, Lewicki said.

The asteroids are the future of a trillion dollar industry, Lewicki said.

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