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Meet Otto

Highways are the backbone of America. They are the country’s original network, and have sparked new communities and businesses in their wake. Today, U.S. interstate highways total 222,000 miles and carry the 4.3 million commercial trucks that have become just as powerful a symbol of the American transportation system as the roads themselves.

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Mining Asteroids

By Mark S. Kuhar

Deep Space Industries announced its plans to fly the world’s first commercial interplanetary mining mission. Prospector-1 will fly to and rendezvous with a near-Earth asteroid, and investigate the object to determine its value as a source of space resources. This mission is an important step in the company’s overall plans to harvest and supply in-space resources to support the growing space economy.

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Caterpillar Sponsors NASA Robotic Mining Competition

On May 18-20, the seventh annual NASA Robotic Mining Competition was held at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Titusville, Fla. More than 45 university-level teams designed and built remote controlled mining robots to traverse a simulated Martian terrain.

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The Most Famous Abandoned Quarry in America

By Mark S. Kuhar

What is the most famous abandoned quarry in the United States? You could argue it is the Bellwood Quarry in northwest Atlanta, a former Vulcan Materials site.

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Interstate Highway System Turns 60

As the U.S. Interstate Highway System turns 60 years old, it faces increasing congestion, unprecedented levels of travel – particularly by large trucks – and insufficient funding to make needed repairs and improvements.  

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