The Colorado School of Mines has started training its students to extract materials from the Moon or other planets and eventually manufacture from them. The university offers several “space resources” degrees, many of which talk about building from materials found in outer space and the economic or legal issues that could arise from colonizing outside of earth. The commercial space industry is worth $350B, and Mines plans to prepare its students to take advantage of it. Some students even get opportunities to work directly on projects from NASA. The director of the space programs at Mines sees colonizing outer space as a new industrial revolution.