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Bacteria from Earth could potentially be used to mine on the moon or Mars

Gwinnett Daily Post 10 Nov 2020
Experiments performed on the International Space Station have suggested that bacteria from Earth could be used to extract useful minerals on the moon or Mars ... .

Extraordinary popular delusions: Endless bull markets and mining on the moon

Resilience 31 May 2020
Mining the moon ... to bring countries into an agreement for mining the moon ... Some might say that we could refine the ore on the moon ... I suppose we could extract the oxygen from the lunar surface but that is yet another expensive and difficult process given conditions on the moon.

Trump administration drafts pact for mining on the moon

TheNewsHOOK 06 May 2020
Trump administration drafts pact for mining on the moon ....

US President Donald Trump signs executive order to mine on the Moon

Moneycontrol 14 Apr 2020
The signing, experts have said, has to do with the depletion of resources on Earth ... Because it is difficult to source materials from different suppliers with different rules, countries like the US are looking at the moon, according to Sovacool."Mining on the Moon, with one entity, might be easier," he said.

Mining on the Moon by the US, will Space Militarization follow soon?

Yahoo Daily News 14 Apr 2020
According to Kulshreshtha, "Any ambition to setup mining activity on the moon shall involve Moon colonization as the first step, along with Moon mining requiring an operational infrastructure with storage setup on the Lunar surface itself.

Why does President Trump want to mine on the Moon?

BBC News 12 Apr 2020
The US president signed an order this week stating Americans had rights to use resources in space ... .

No Digging Required: Space Mining on the Moon and Beyond May Be Solar Powered

Space 04 Sep 2019
The best way to extract water from the moon and near-Earth asteroids involves hitting the stuff with sunlight or other forms of radiation, if three NASA-funded projects are any guide. ... .

Mining on the Moon could help save humanity, says last Apollo astronaut Jack Schmitt

The Daily Telegraph 21 Jul 2019
When Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison 'Jack' Schmitt left his final footprint on the Moon he could not have imagined that his one small step would be followed by a giant pause in space exploration.

The elements we might mine on the moon

Popular Science 04 Jun 2019
The elements we might mine on the moon ... Mine in the moon ... But this global flotilla is also nudging us closer to when we’ll mine the moon ... The stuff makes up 20 percent of moon dirt ... In spots rich in potassium and phosphorus, the moon could host REE mines on par with the best ones we have at home.

Mining on the moon could be a reality as early as 2025

New York Post 23 Jan 2019
Rocket maker ArianeGroup announced on Monday that it had landed a one-year contract with the ESA to develop a gameplan for mining lunar regolith. Regolith, which is the material covering the surface of the Moon, could be a rich source of both water and oxygen and being able to ...

Russia unveils £30m plans to start mining on the Moon

The Sun 17 Nov 2017
Russian leader Vladimir Putin has instructed his space chiefs to make a first landing on the moon within 15 years ... A key task for Fedor will be to "assist in construction and use of bases" on the moon and potentially other planets, said its Russian designers FPI ... Meanwhile rocket technology is threatening the peace on terra firma.

The Trump transition team reportedly asked NASA about mining on the moon

Business Insider 14 Apr 2017
Donald Trump's transition team asked NASA for details on its for-profit partnerships, and sought information about the potential to mine resources on the moon, according to a trove of internal documents obtained by Motherboard ... Whether Trump will actually push for mining on the moon remains to be seen, of course.

Mining on the Moon is next big thing

Khaleej Times 03 Feb 2015
As for mining the rare-earth elements on the Moon, China is making the most noticeable headway. The Jade Rabbit lander successfully touched down on the Moon in December 2013 and the Chinese space agency has publicly suggested establishing a “base on the Moon as we did in the South Pole and the North Pole”.

Why Mine On The Moon Or An Asteroid?

Universe Today 03 Nov 2014
So can we get off of Earth already and start building bases on the Moon or an asteroid? As highlighted in a recent Office of Science and Technology Policy blog post, one way to do that quickly could be to use resources on site. But how do we even get started? Can we afford to […] .

China says mining on the moon may help solve the world's energy crisis

The Daily Mail 05 Aug 2014
Professor Ouyang Ziyuan, the chief scientist of the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program in Beijing, recently said the moon is 'so rich' in helium 3, that this could 'solve humanity's energy demand for around 10,000 years at least.' .