An asteroid miner studies and analyzes samples from asteroids (big space rocks) to figure out what they are made of and collect their resources (ex: rare minerals).
VIRTUAL JOB SHADOW
Welcome to your first day on the job! Watch this video to see what a day in the life of an Asteroid Miner is like.
While you may have to compete with Elon Musk, an asteroid mining company could be incredibly profitable! Pretend you are the CEO of a new startup asteroid mining company. It’s a very expensive business to start, so you need to raise $600 million dollars from investors. Fortunately there is a Zoom meeting happening next month with major space investors, and you have been invited! Prepare a business pitch to present to these potential investors. Your pitch should:
- Introduce your company
- Explain what materials you will focus mining efforts on, and why
- Show projected expenses (what will you need to buy to start this company, and how much will it cost?)
- Show projected earnings (how much do you expect to earn? why/how?)
- Build investor confidence in you and your team (who is part of your company? Why are you the right people to get the job done?)
Canva has lots of free business pitch templates, or create your own!
Practice your pitch and make sure it’s perfect – you only get one chance to convince the investors!
Post your Asteroid Miner business pitch in the Student Showcase to build your resume and share with potential investors!