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The College Teaching Students To Become Space Colonizers | Forbes

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Since fall 2018, the Colorado School Of Mining—No. 94 on the Forbes list of America’s top colleges, ahead of institutions like Virginia Tech and Penn State–has offered several degrees in “space resources,” ranging from a post-baccalaureate certificate to a master’s to a Ph.D. The program’s 75 students take classes such as Space Resources Fundamentals, a broad survey course, and Space Systems Engineering, which gets down to building students’ spacecraft and other projects from materials available on the Moon or Mars. Other seminars focus on what economic and legal issues might arise from colonizing the outer limits.

This may sound like science fiction, but the demand for the School of Mines’ graduates is very real. The commercial space industry is a $350 billion industrial giant, propelled by a generation of Silicon Valley-fueled startups such as Elon Musk’s SpaceX and the Yuri Milner-backed satellite company Planet. Morgan Stanley estimates that revenues from the space industry will rise to $1 trillion by 2040. And in the near term, NASA is awarding billions of dollars of contracts as it aims to return to the Moon—this time, with a permanent human presence. A key part of having a permanent base on the Moon is to reduce the number of supplies that need to be brought there from Earth. “If you’re going to take your family from Denver to New York City, well, you’re not going to carry all the fuel that you need to get there and to come back with your fridge and all the food and everything else,” says Angel Abbud-Madrid, the director of the School of Mines’ astro-engineering program.

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Bodak Green: How To Earn Eye-Popping Yields From Music Royalties | Forbes

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When looking for alternative asset classes, some spenders are looking at music royalties as a way to invest without depending on traditional stock market trends.

Historically, music catalogs generally cost tens or even hundreds of millions and were rarely chopped up song by song, let alone down to a percentage of a single track. Creators were often underpaid for their music as well. But, the evolution of streaming services is changing the way royalties make money. From movie and TV show music catalogs to songs by hip hop artists Cardi B and Tupac, investing in music has proven to be a lucrative business — for artists and investors alike.

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Why Winnie Harlow Doesn’t Believe In Role Models | Success With Moira Forbes | Forbes

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The trailblazing fashion model opens up on the power of embracing individuality and pushing past the pressures of fame.

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Shareholder returns mean nothing if a company’s workers, customers, communities and environments aren’t considered, too. That’s the reasoning underlying the third annual Just 100, our ranking of America’s best corporate citizens with our research partner Just Capital.

As it is every year, the Just 100 is a reflection of the issues that matter most to Americans and a ranking of how the nation’s largest publicly traded companies perform in these areas. After almost a year of data-crunching (which you can learn more about here), these are the names that are setting the standard in stakeholder treatment and prove that it is possible for a corporation to do well by doing good.

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