Throughout human history, resources have been the driving force for exploration and also the means to do so. But as we move beyond the borders of our atmosphere, are we limited to the materials we can carry from earth? Join engineer Angel Abbud-Madrid as we look up to space and ponder the possibility of mining asteroids.
Angel Abbud-Madrid first came into contact with Earth’s resources fresh out of college, as project engineer in a gold and silver mine in the Sierra Madre mountains of northern Mexico. Following his interest in space exploration, he moved to the U.S., where he got a Ph.D. and took part in a variety of projects conducted in NASA’s low-gravity laboratories. Now, he’s the Director of the Center for Space Resources at the Colorado School of Mines, where he leads research into space exploration and the utilization of its resources.
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