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Sunday, January 04, 2009

Mining the Moon on Discovery Channel

When Humankind returns to the Moon, this time the plan is to mine its surface for hidden resources. Elements like hydrogen and oxygen, trapped in the lunar soil, are the keys to a permanent colony and for future missions to Mars and beyond. The Discovery Channel will explore Mining the Moon TV-G on Jan 21, 10:00 pm and again Jan 22, 2:00 am with a 60-minute program, according to Charles F. Radley. See Video 1 and Video 2 for lunar astronauts 'Jack' Schmitt (Apollo 17) and Ed Mitchell (Apollo 14) commentary on Mining the Moon.

1 comment:

Joel Raupe said...

Thanks for the Hat Tip, Jack. Although it's true that these Gee Whiz science show montages are usually too general, I'll be watching. Dr. Schmitt's cutting edge research on the "why" of lunar mining done a the University of Wisconsin-Madison is as complete a reference on the subject as I've been able to read in one place. Your readers might enjoy a very comprehensive review of that subject and the work done by Jack and others there available at their Fusion Technology Institute:

Keep looking up!

- Joel Raupe