Bill Nye on mining asteroids, space, and spreading science PB&J

Bill Nye (L), 'The Science Guy', appears at 'The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson' at CBS Television City on October 14, 2005 in Los Angeles, California.

The company Planetary Resources has put up a Kickstarter campaign for the world's first crowdfunded space telescope. Why? To encourage space exploration of course. But also to detect asteroids that could be captured and mined for precious metals. One of the campaign's supporters is Bill Nye the Science Guy.

Nye joins Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson to discuss. Click on the audio player below to hear the full interview.


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Ben Johnson is the host of Marketplace Tech and the podcast Codebreaker.


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