"For the first time in history, the infrastructure that enables our modern civilization is expanding beyond our planet... One of the biggest current events is the rapid evolution of the space infrastructure. ” The companies that created our infrastructure on Earth are moving into space. … This massive expansion is characterized by the entrance of Fortune 500 companies, large corporations, and conglomerates that are not typically associated with the space industry. In the same way our entire economy migrated onto the Internet, we are beginning to see a vast economic migration into space.” From Planetary Resources at http://www.planetaryresources.com/2017/04/our-global-infrastructure-is-expanding-into-space/
Crude 3d model of a space machine to extract liquids from asteroids. 3d model by Rybird of Dabble Bird. Created for the Sketchfab Low-Poly Challenge: Current Events.
Art model and sculpting 360 degree 3D viewing. Use mouse to move art object through the environment, scroll wheel zooms in and out.
Lewicki said the company's ultimate goal is to mine asteroids for water to help lower the cost of space exploration."Where we are starting is very simple and very valuable to everyone--water," said Lewicki. "You might not think water is that exciting thing to mine, but we need it for astronauts in space. We'd like to not have to ship 100 tons of water every time we go to space at a cost of $50 million each time." from Our Global Infrastructure is Expanding into Space at Planetary Resources.
Below: A.W.E. AWE Asteroid Water Extractor 2d art by Dabble Bird
Below: HD Coub of the AWE animation in space, 9 second looping with soundtrack Beneath Reactor Number 3 by Rybird