Race to the moon for nuclear fuel

  • NASA's planned moon base announced last week could pave the way for deeper space exploration to Mars, but one of the biggest beneficiaries may be the terrestrial energy industry.

    Nestled among the agency's 200-point mission goals is a proposal to mine the moon for fuel used in fusion reactors - futuristic power plants that have been demonstrated in proof-of-concept but are likely decades away from commercial deployment.

    Read the complete story here. (Wired)

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