Brilliant documentary – Alien Planet

 

This is an amazing 94-minute docufiction, about two internationally built robot probes searching for alien life on the fictional planet Darwin IV. It was based on the book Expedition, by sci-fi/fantasy artist and writer Wayne Douglas Barlowe, who was also executive producer on the special. The show uses sophisticated computer-generated imagery and interviews from such notables as Stephen Hawking, George Lucas, Michio Kaku, Jack Horner and others.

The future is now: Asteroid Mining

Remember Frank Poole, an astronaut who was deliberately killed by HAL 9000 in 2001: A Space Odyssey? In third sequel his body is discovered in the Kuiper belt, beyond the orbit of Neptune, by the comet-collecting space tug Goliath. Idea of space tug made my teenage mind start racing about possibilities waiting in technology yet to be discovered, asteroid mining.
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