Moonrush’s Mining Economy Coming Closer to Reality

Moonrush CoverIn 2004 Dennis Wingo, founder of Skycorp, published Moonrush: Improving Life on Earth with the Moon’s Resources. The book advocates for creation of an off-world economy based on mining of resources such as platinum and methane from the Moon. Although it received little fanfare at the time, Wingo’s work is getting another look as asteroid mining seems poised for a commercial takeoff. Off-world economy based on mining gold and platinum from asteroids? Well, close enough.

Wingo has a sequel in the works, but in the meantime check out this review of Moonrush below:

 

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Merryl Azriel

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Having wandered into professional writing and editing after a decade in engineering, science, and management, Merryl now enjoys reintegrating the dichotomy by bringing space technology and policy within reach of an interested public. After three years as Space Safety Magazine’s Managing Editor, Merryl semi-retired to Visiting Contributor and manager of the campaign to bring the International Space Station collaboration to the attention of the Nobel Peace Prize committee. She keeps her pencil sharp as Proposal Manager for U.S. government contractor CSRA.