NASA Wants People To Mine The Moon

Anyone have Gina Rinehart's number? What about Clive Palmer? I have an opportunity for them both to fight over: NASA wants people to sign up to mine the Moon. Hello, galactic mining boom!

NASA is accepting applications from private companies capable of mining for rare Earth materials for a mission to mine the Moon, according to a new report.

The Moon is reportedly rich in helium-3 for use in fuel and energy production, and several rare Earth metals that go into making our shiny new gadgets.

The mission wouldn't be funded by the US government, rather it would be a private endeavour in partnership with NASA to explore the moon. [ via The Verge]

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