So I watched this video.
And in the video they mention to build a space station like that in 2001: A Space Odyssey that looks like this:
That it would take more material than we currently have on the Earth.
And I agree – we’ve mined pretty much all we can on this planet. But I think before very long we’re going to see robotic mining missions on asteroids. Why? Because there’s a shit ton of asteroids out there that have all gold, iron, bauxite, etc. Not to mention pockets of certain gases like helium, methane, etc.
And because it’s so expensive to travel from Earth to space – instead of building said station on Earth and transporting all of it to low earth orbit or higher, you simply build it in space.
I would dearly love to invest or start the company that first mines the asteroids.