Diamandis, Anderson and Simonyi to Launch Extraterrestrial Mining Company

MEDIA ALERT

Join visionary Peter H. Diamandis, M.D.; leading commercial space entrepreneur Eric Anderson; former NASA Mars mission manager Chris Lewicki; and planetary scientist & veteran NASA astronaut Tom Jones, Ph.D. on Tuesday, April 24 at 10:30 a.m. PDT in Seattle, or via webcast, as they unveil a new space venture with a mission to help ensure humanity’s prosperity.

Supported by an impressive investor and advisor group, including Google’s Larry Page & Eric Schmidt, Ph.D.; film maker & explorer James Cameron; Chairman of Intentional Software Corporation and Microsoft’s former Chief Software Architect Charles Simonyi, Ph.D.; Founder of Sherpalo and Google Board of Directors founding member K. Ram Shriram; and Chairman of Hillwood and The Perot Group Ross Perot, Jr., the company will overlay two critical sectors – space exploration and natural resources – to add trillions of dollars to the global GDP. This innovative start-up will create a new industry and a new definition of ‘natural resources’.

The news conference will be held at the Museum of Flight in Seattle on Tuesday, April 24 at 10:30 a.m. PDT and available online via webcast.

WHEN:

Tuesday, April 24
10:30 a.m. PDT

WHO:

  • Charles Simonyi, Ph.D., Space Tourist, Planetary Resources, Inc. Investor
  • Eric Anderson, Co-Founder & Co-Chairman, Planetary Resources, Inc.
  • Peter H. Diamandis, M.D., Co-Founder & Co-Chairman, Planetary Resources, Inc.
  • Chris Lewicki, President & Chief Engineer, Planetary Resources, Inc.
  • Tom Jones, Ph.D., Planetary Scientist, Veteran NASA Astronaut & Planetary Resources, Inc. Advisor

WHERE:

Charles Simonyi Space Gallery at The Museum of Flight
9404 East Marginal Way South
Seattle, WA 98108

EDITOR’S UPDATE: Just to clarify something that wasn’t clear in the original post. I’m guessing this is an extraterrestrial mining firm based on the name of the company and the description in the media alert:

The company will overlay two critical sectors – space exploration and natural resources – to add trillions of dollars to the global GDP. This innovative start-up will create a new industry and a new definition of ‘natural resources’.

If it’s not mining, I don’t know what else would fit that description. I really don’t think it’s solar power satellites, although you can manufacture them out of extraterrestrial resources. Diamandis has hinted in the past that he’s looking at asteroid mining. And Lewicki’s involvement certainly points to something related to surface operations on other worlds.

We’ll see next week. Should be an exciting announcement.