One private US company, Moon Express, will be on the moon by the end of 2014. Russia wants to be mining by 2020. The US wants a permanent base and mining facility by 2024. All of this so that Helium-3 can be sent back to earth to become the solution for our energy and pollution problems. Should we mine the moon? What are the positives and negatives?
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pippap, We will be hearing lots of opinions in the future about this and I am sure the concern you have mentioned will be well represented. That was my first reaction as well, but at this point I'll watch and listen for more info.