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Space: The final frontier

Duration:
18 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 12 March 2013

The sky is no longer the limit in Business Daily, as we take to the cosmos to chart what might be a new space race. We speak to Chris Lewicki, President of Planetary Resources, a company that's aiming to exploit the billions of dollars worth of water and minerals locked into near-Earth asteroids. But, given the challenges of getting up there, and getting the stuff back, is asteroid-mining anywhere near feasible?

Meanwhile the European Space Agency is funding a UK architecture firm to design a permanent habitable moonbase. We hear from the lead designer at Fosters and Partners in London, Xavier de Kestelier. And we hear from Professor Said Mostesher, director of the London Institute of Space Policy and Law, as to whether anyone is allowed to stake a claim to these astronomical assets.

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