Abbud-Madrid talks space resources with CPR's Colorado Matters

Angel Abbud-Madrid, director of the Center for Space Resources at Colorado School of Mines, recently appeared on Colorado Public Radio's Colorado Matters to discuss space resources and the new graduate program launching at Mines this week. 

From the story:

It may sound like science fiction, but the new space mining program at the Colorado School of Mines is all fact. The university's Center for Space Resources launches the world's first Ph.D. and Master’s degrees in space mining this month. The center's director Angel Abbud-Madrid​ talked to Colorado Matters about the futuristic program.

Space mining has long been of interest for the School of Mines, which first held a conference on this topic in 1999. Abbud-Madrid sees mining asteroids and the Moon as the logical conclusion to humanity's pursuit of new materials. The first mining probes won't blast off into space for another five or eight years, but the School of Mines is hoping to ready students for those jobs ahead of time.

To hear the full interview, click on the link below.