Thursday, January 26, 2006

Mining: Russia plans mine on the moon by 2020

According to Moscow media, Russia plans to mine a rare fuel on the moon by 2020 with a permanent base and a heavy-cargo transport link.

Nikolai Sevastyanov, head of the Energia space corporation, told ITAR-TASS news agency, "We are planning to build a permanent base on the moon by 2015 and by 2020 we can begin the industrial-scale delivery of the rare isotope Helium-3."

Helium-3 is a non-radioactive isotope of helium that can be used in nuclear fusion.

We have just about fucked up everything on earth, now let's start somewhere else.