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Space: The Future Supplier of the Global Supply Chain

Last Saturday marked the 44th anniversary of man’s first walk on the moon. “Moon Day” may not be a national holiday yet, but Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon are remembered each year by the science community and other space enthusiasts across the nation.

The Moon, and space in general, have become the subject of supply chain and natural resources researchers in recent years. Asteroids could supply Earth, future space communities, with platinum-group metals and water. Additionally, the Moon could supply the raw materials needed to build solar panels and other structures. This means that the next mode of raw materials transportation could be spaceships!

Take a look that the infographic below, found on Visually and created by Florida Institute of Technology, for the full break down (click on the image to enlarge).

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What are your thoughts on the space supply chain? Could this be a good opportunity for raw materials? Would this completely change the industry? Let us know in the comments below.

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