Abbud-Madrid, Mines space resources program profiled by Westword

Angel Abbud-Madrid, director of the Center for Space Resources at Colorado School of Mines, was recently profiled by Denver alt-weekly Westword for a feature about the university's new graduate program in space resources. Fellow Mines faculty member George Sowers and current student Adam Marcinkowski were also quoted in the article.

From the article:

Abbud-Madrid and other members of the Mines faculty are well aware that they’re on the cutting edge of an industry that could not only generate riches, but open up space to further exploration — even colonization. And because the Front Range already has a robust aerospace industry, the new graduate program at Mines is part of an aggressive bid to turn Colorado into the world’s epicenter for space resources, which could completely transform the state’s economy.

In his role as director of the Center for Space Resources, Abbud-Madrid has become a globally important figure in his field. At 57, he may never have a chance to leave Earth’s atmosphere himself, but he knows where mankind’s horizon lies.