Daily Archives: August 13th, 2007

Is The Moon a Future Interplanetary Gas Station?

From the Daily Galaxy :

Chinaspace_2A week after Russia claimed a vast portion of the Arctic sea floor, accelerating an international race for the natural resources as global warming opens polar access, China has announced plans to map “every inch” of the surface of the Moon and exploit the vast quantities of Helium-3 thought to lie buried in lunar rocks as part of its ambitious space-exploration program.

China_space_walk_moon_landing_2_2 Ouyang Ziyuan, head of the first phase of lunar exploration, is quoted on government-sanctioned news site ChinaNews.com describing plans to collect three dimensional images of the Moon for future mining of Helium 3: “There are altogether 15 tons of helium-3 on Earth, while on the Moon, the total amount of Helium-3 can reach one to five million tons.”

“Helium-3 is considered as a long-term, stable, safe, clean and cheap material for human beings to get nuclear energy through controllable nuclear fusion experiments,” Ziyuan added. “If we human beings can finally use such energy material to generate electricity, then China might need 10 tons of helium-3 every year and in the world, about 100 tons of helium-3 will be needed every year.”

While Bu$hco and Club Neocon have been planning on weaponizing Near Earth Orbit with updated nuclear toys, the Russians and Chinese have been going ahead with plans on mining and colonizing the Moon to get at the Helium3 motherlode. So what are the Neocon-idiots going to do when they get their missiles in orbit? Oh, that’s right, they can get their missile platforms blinded from cheap Chinese lasers from the ground and get their asses blown from orbit by fusion powered space craft fueled by helium3!

Well, one can never accuse neocon-men of foresight! (foresk*n on Richard Cranium maybe…oops, gotta keep it clean here!)

Oh well, read the entire article here , it’s pretty good!