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Eclipsenow Donating Member (52 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-01-07 11:22 PM
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New Cold War over moon-energy? (No, it's not aliens at Roswell... yet.)
Like, wow man, I thought 1000's of times the energy we needed fell onto the earth directly in the form of sunlight, but apparently we have to waste all this money flying to the MOON to get it!

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/news/world/russia-suspe...
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NNadir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-01-07 11:46 PM
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1. This He-3 stuff from the moon makes me a little crazy.
You know, they should get a damn fusion reactor to work before they start fighting over fuel for it.

Mostly this is likely to remain pure science fiction for a very long time. In fact, there may never be helium-3 mines on the moon.
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OKIsItJustMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-02-07 12:10 PM
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2. Fuel for Fusion?
If this is the motivation, why aren't we putting Bussard and others in charge of a Manhattan project scale research program?

What if Bush & Co. are simply looking to "take the high ground?"

http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=32792
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