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SpaceX isn't the only company going to outer space. Planetary Resources aims to commercialize deep-space exploration and mining. The company sites sourcing water as the first step to creating a civilization in space. Its mission is to unlock the critical water resources found in near-Earth asteroids that are necessary for human expansion in space. There are over 16,000 near-Earth asteroids. Near-Earth asteroids have an estimated 2 trillion tons of water, and they are more accessible than the moon. In 2020, Planetary Resources says it will deploy multiple spacecraft via a single rocket launch. Each spacecraft will visit a predetermined target asteroid and collect data and test material samples. After its fact-finding missions, Planetary Resources will look to construct and launch the first commercial mine in space. Planetary Resources plans to commercialize deep-space exploration and mining. The company says that its mission is to identify and unlock the critical water resources necessary for human expansion in space. Learn more at planetaryresources.com