Director of the Center for Space Resources Abbud-Madrid presents at TedxMileHigh

Angel Abbud-Madrid, director of the Center for Space Resources, presented at TEDxMileHigh at their Make + Believe Event in June. His talk titled, “How to live off the land in space,” focused on space exploration and the possibility of mining asteroids.

Abbud-Madrid saw the lecture as an opportunity to reach a broader audience and share some ideas related to his research at Mines.

“I wanted to make the public aware of the availability and potential utilization of space resources to produce the fuel, materials and human consumables, which we currently launch from Earth at a very high cost,” he explains. “This strategy will help us to live-off-the-land in space, reduce our dependence from terrestrial resources and increase the duration and reach of human and robotic space missions.”

Watch his 16-minute talk on TedxTalks.


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