Yay U.S. Congress says yes to space mining!
This is very important. Average person doesn’t give a shit about space. Cold war rockets race is in the past so governments invest near to nothing. Legislation for commercial exploitation motivates businesses to start new era of exploration.
So you know what this means – mankind has just improved its scalability!
Commercial interest = more R&D investment = better propulsion, robotics etc for space travel = colonies on Moon, Mars etc so humanity truly becomes multi-planetary species = much improved chances for humanity to spread across Universe, keep evolving and doing good things (hopefully) as an intelligent race.
Super excited about this space 🙂