DailyDirt: That's No Moon...

from the urls-we-dig-up dept

The moon is a nice place to visit, but you probably wouldn't want to live there. We've left quite a bit of space junk behind on the surface of our nearest natural satellite, but maybe someday we will go back and clean up after ourselves. Here are just a few more quick links about some moon projects. By the way, StumbleUpon can also recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.

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    Anonymous Coward, Nov 30th, 2011 @ 9:44pm

    I know this is a silly question, but how the heck does this "mining" company propose to get all the piece parts necessary to conduct mining operations to the moon in the first place? Funny that the concerns attributed to NASA are directed to what can be done after something has been mined, but not a single one about how the necessary equipment to conduct the needed mining will be shipped to its end destination.

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    Michael Ho (profile), Nov 30th, 2011 @ 11:32pm


    hmm. getting inanimate objects to the moon shouldn't be as hard as getting people back to the moon... so remote-controlled mining equipment shouldn't be as hard as you make it sound?

    NASA has already awarded centennial prizes for its regolith excavation challenge:
    http://www.nasa.gov/offices/oct/early_stage_innovation/centennial_challenges/regolith/re golith_results_detail.html

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    lrobbo (profile), Jun 10th, 2012 @ 8:03am

    Amazing to think just what junk we have polluted outersapce with.

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