Abbud-Madrid discusses space resources program with Mountain West News Bureau

The space resources program launching at Colorado School of Mines this fall was the subject of a recent public radio story produced by the Mountain West News Bureau, a collaboration between Wyoming Public Media, Boise State Public Radio in Idaho, Yellowstone Public Radio in Montana, KUER in Salt Lake City and KRCC and KUNC in Colorado. 

Angel Abbud-Madrid, director of the Center for Space Resources, spoke with reporter Rae Ellen Bichell. From the story:

Starting this fall, our region will host something new: a graduate program in space resources.

“This is the very first program in the world that is focused on space resources,” says Angel Abbud-Madrid, the director of the Center for Space Resources at the Colorado School of Mines.

He says other schools may have a few classes here and there but not a full-fledged graduate program.

Coursework will touch on everything from the legal issues of mining an asteroid or the moon to finding and recycling basic materials for fuel and survival.