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What if you could mine the Moon?

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What if you could mine the Moon?

Space exploration has long been about reaching far off destinations but now there's a race to exploit new frontiers by mining their minerals.

When Neil Armstrong first stepped on the Moon in 1969, it was part of a "flags and footprints" strategy to beat the Soviets, a triumph of imagination and innovation, not an attempt to extract precious metals.

No-one knew there was water on that dusty, celestial body. What a difference a generation makes.

Mysterious and beautiful, the Moon has been a source of awe and inspiration to mankind for millennia. Now it is the centre of a space race to mine rare minerals to fuel our future - smart phones, space-age solar panels and possibly even a future colony of Earthlings.

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I'd look for an employer who paid my travelling expenses and mind to take a very large packed-lunch every day.

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It may be cheaper, because of the moon's gravity well, to mine a near-earth asteroid.

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