Future space missions to focus on mining asteroids


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Titanic director James Cameron, who has just come back from a successful mission from the deepest depths of the earth’s ocean, has announced a new venture alongside Google to go where no man has boldly gone before. The plan is to conduct mining operations in nearby asteroids for gold, platinum and other rare earth metals. The announcement comes months after NASA announced that it be closing down its Space Shuttle program, and is seen as a much needed boost that will invigorate interest in space exploration.

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