President and Chief Asteroid Miner, Planetary Resources
We start with a bang...the one caused by the meteor that exploded over Russia. While many people fear asteroids, a growing number see potential profit. We talk with the President and Chief Asteroid Miner for Planetary Resources, Chris Lewicki. The former JPL Flight Director leads his new company's effort to create robotic spacecraft that will find, capture and deliver asteroids to its space-resource hungry customers. Emily Lakdawalla and Mat Kaplan compare notes on last week's flyby of 2012 DA14 and the window-shattering airburst hours before. What's Up is on TV! It's your chance to actually see Bruce and Mat do their thing. NOTE THE LINK TO THE NEW WHAT'S UP! CONTEST ENTRY FORM BELOW.