Mining on the Moon
Race to stake a claim
- Duration 4:21
- Date Oct 28, 2011
Race to stake a claim
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OK so this is kind of bizarre story.
I'm not sure what they're doing on the moon but apparently they're mining and Laurent gras this year foxnews.com contributor they're mining on the moon well -- my -- NASA or not is not mining and and then -- really in -- on NASA's radar at the moment but for many other up and coming private space companies.
And that is kind of what they're going for right now they're looking to get back to -- -- they're not ready to credit effect.
So the private sector is gonna start mining on the moon -- detainee -- like it's gotta be some sort of bureaucratic.
-- you know it's hoops that you have to jump through in order to get into space for and then they're -- -- is contracts so I spoke with the president of -- your -- technology as a senator from the robotics institute.
And Carnegie Mellon.
And they have a contract with SpaceX.
To be taken to -- -- on their falcon nine rocket so they're hoping to get back to and then.
Sometime in 20142015.
That's really what you need that's what he said David got -- -- -- he said is the key.
Factor in getting back to and then -- having this contract and a way to get there basically.
So anyone can go to movies please would you say well if you have a -- to get there and -- private companies.
Are creating their own rockets in their own ways of getting there and that's that's how they're gonna take people back is through this like this.
Falcon nine rocket.
So I don't really like vacationing on islands and then you have right now there are hoping to get any robotic prototype.
An excavation type robot that'll take us back to and then it -- it won't be in the -- mission that is -- favorite falcon nine -- moon takes some kind of robot to the -- right -- -- minds.
Good stuff comes back commonly this is actually an exhibit your commentary and -- to -- and yes Jason needs and there's there's at least 26 companies hoping -- take us back so.
It's it's kind of a big deal among these this private sector so it's it's it's -- freaking -- and also there's.
There's a competition and -- that Google lunar X prize and he never gets in the first get to twenty million dollar contract.
From Google from Google -- to do well seeing them get back to and then.
-- and so when their turn -- -- about a technology -- there is there's a potentially -- of resources underneath and then surface there's.
Potentially water and that -- an ammonia what they're hoping do you is you know excavate with their robot.
And then use those resources to re create fuel.
On the noon and then use that you'll come back to that kind of like we're gonna fuel here.
It's and then -- up there and then go back so it should save potentially.
Half the cost of going to and then that would normally now.
Because if you refuel on the news you don't need to take all of your -- with us because later.
Like -- -- exactly and sending that they talk about is they have a huge payload today can take up to 240 pounds as.
The quit -- and they have all of these contracts with.
Different companies to bring scientific instruments -- and then.
For research that can only be done and only her second thoughts to -- who is -- as we don't need massive.
Concept differences -- not that they are saying I mean I I personally think we need that seven but.
Then they can be done through other means is basically what they're saying.
Thank god -- This little -- wanna go to room and they buying pages don't sinister and it's also it could potentially have a huge economic impact for us because.
There is a kind of mysterious element -- their -- helium three -- deposited by solar winds.
And that is a key element and you -- Fusion which is what -- don't have right now when you killing as you we have no decision which is very.
It's harmful -- can -- heat and it's it's not carbon friendly but fusion is the clean energy kind and if we can -- fish occasions I -- No fusion is what we -- vision is what we have right now vision we have now -- -- -- And I thought that they usually that we want to buy a cat and helium three -- you've got four nuclear fusion.
It's carbon neutral and it won't produce any harmful affects -- actors who can really change our -- -- have a clear from an energy here here.
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