China’s lunar plan revealed – strip mine the moon for rare minerals

January 14, 2015 2:15 PM

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China’s lunar plan revealed – strip mine the moon for rare minerals

Rare isotope has energy potential, but feasibility remains low

The world learned Monday that a service module, the lynchpin of China’s Chang’e 5 lunar mission, had entered into orbit around the moon – a milestone for the Chinese space program. They eventually want to land humans on the moon by 2020, but not just for kicks: The goal is to mine for helium-3, a ra...

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