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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 16
03-02-2010, 10:56 AM
Originally Posted by Mokia

To me this opens space travel up for commercial use. Helium-3 used in fusion is abundant on the moon, and many asteroids are made of valuable iron and nickel. I am starting to feel Star Trek is here sooner than we think.
This is great news, but I really hope they dont turn the moon into a mess when they start mining it.

I would hate my kids to look into the sky one day and a horrible shell of what the moon once was.