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Offline phosphene

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Helium 3 : Mining the Moon
« on: January 02, 2010, 08:01:43 pm »
Helium 3 mining the moon 2024 Part 2 of 2
NASA's planned moon base announced in 2006 could pave the way for deeper space exploration to Mars, but one of the biggest beneficiaries may be the terrestrial energy industry.

Nestled among the agency's 200-point mission goals is a proposal to mine the moon for fuel used in fusion reactors -- futuristic power plants that have been demonstrated in proof-of-concept but are likely decades away from commercial deployment.

Helium-3 is considered a safe, environmentally friendly fuel candidate for these generators, and while it is scarce on Earth it is plentiful on the moon.
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Re: Helium 3 : Mining the Moon
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2010, 03:57:16 am »
The film "Moon" might interest you...

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Re: Helium 3 : Mining the Moon
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2010, 03:59:09 am »
NASA is a joke We need a new organization to really get space exploration going. Trillions for banker bailouts and not one job saved. They could have sent thousands of robots and material for building a station on the moon for that money. And it would have created many jobs.