The idea of living and working off-planet looks increasingly attractive as Earth circles the bowl.

Jeff Bezos-backed Blue Origin is currently advertising for a ‘Orbital Habitat Formulation Lead’ to develop LEO (Low Earth Orbit) space stations for millions of people.

That’s quite the remit.

Oh, and Tom Cruise is officially going into space to film that movie.

 

To markets…

US share markets fell on Wednesday, with meme stock Tesla dropping 10 per cent as ‘Battery Day’ fell short of expectations.

The gold futures price was also down by $US39.20 to $US1,868.40 an ounce.  Has the rally ended? Probs not.

The ASX 200 dropped steeply on the open before clawing its way back to 5,867 points – still a ~57 point deficit — by midday EST.

 

WINNERS

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm Thursday, September 24:

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CODE COMPANY PRICE % CHANGE MARKET CAP
TNP Triple Energy 0.035 133 $ 1,079,940.81
TAO TAO Commodities 0.200 67 $ 3,766,400.04
BAS Bass Oil 0.002 50 $ 3,342,140.10
CCE Carnegie Cln Energy 0.002 50 $ 11,141,452.45
ECT Env Clean Tech 0.002 50 $ 9,601,032.79
XTC Xantippe Resources 0.003 50 $ 8,149,128.80
IRD Iron Road 0.16 45 $ 76,305,199.74
AUH Austchina Holdings 0.004 33 $ 4,902,373.08
ENR Encounter Resources 0.19 31 $ 40,719,620.36
NVU Nanoveu 0.075 29 $ 5,204,311.81
ICI Icandy Interactive 0.086 26 $ 29,255,330.46
ANL Amani Gold 0.0025 25 $ 15,676,393.49
CZN Corazon 0.0025 25 $ 6,506,718.29
FFG Fatfish Group 0.018 20 $ 12,230,733.11
ADX ADX Energy 0.006 20 $ 8,573,607.93
FGO Flamingo Ai 0.003 20 $ 2,800,319.26
TMG Trigg Mining 0.185 19 $ 6,231,000.00
KTA Krakatoa Resources 0.125 19 $ 26,349,750.00
MRQ Mrg Metals 0.0095 19 $ 10,799,613.11
MCA Murray Cod Australia 0.1525 17 $ 73,303,519.12

Tao Commodities (ASX:TAO) is no longer on Stockhead’s list of sub $5m market cap battlers after inking an option to buy the ‘Titan’ titanium and zircon mineral sands project in the US.

Encounter Resources (ASX:ENR) – a so-called ‘prospect generator’ — has signed a lucrative joint venture deal with major miner BHP (ASX:BHP).

Tech company Nanoveu Ltd (ASX:NVU) has now booked >$250,000 of orders for its antiviral film layer.

And red-hot iCandy (ASX:ICI) is pushing to launch a game in China in partnership with Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) unit 9Games.

 

LOSERS

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm Thursday, September 24:

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CODE COMPANY PRICE % CHANGE MARKET CAP
GLA Gladiator Resources 0.003 -25 $ 9,311,336.68
NVX Novonix 1.190 -22 $ 529,654,293.44
ZEU Zeus Resources 0.015 -21 $ 3,422,850.00
LCY Legacy Iron Ore 0.004 -20 $ 31,236,192.59
NWE Norwest Energy 0.004 -20 $ 23,672,335.37
ROG Red Sky Energy 0.002 -20 $ 5,090,458.19
VPR Volt Power Group 0.002 -20 $ 22,923,833.90
OPL Opyl 0.19 -16 $ 8,300,700.45
JDR Jadar Resources 0.029 -15 $ 20,693,558.45
DLC Delecta 0.006 -14 $ 7,060,348.44
CCG Commschoice 0.091 -13 $ 20,096,187.20
SER Strategic Energy 0.065 -13 $ 12,000,015.45
MYE Mastermyne Group 0.815 -13 $ 96,146,005.90
ATC Altech Chem 0.047 -13 $ 47,698,653.49
CE1 Calima Energy 0.007 -13 $ 17,339,793.82
LNY Laneway Resources 0.007 -13 $ 30,200,527.46
SRZ Stellar Resources 0.014 -13 $ 7,519,794.69
TPD Talon Petroleum 0.0035 -13 $ 17,407,158.10
AGS Alliance Resources 0.21 -13 $ 42,792,019.20