AI-Jane Political, And Economic Forums

Full Version: Russia plans to put a mine on the Moon
You're currently viewing a stripped down version of our content. View the full version with proper formatting.
Quote:Nikolai Sevastyanov, head of Russia's giant Energia Space Corporation, has unveiled plans to build a permanent base on the Moon within a decade and to start mining the planet for helium 3, a sought-after isotope, by 2020.

The idea would be to use helium 3 to power thermo-nuclear power stations, harnessing its potency to achieve nuclear fusion.
The whole article.

I wonder how they plan to transfer helium. It's rather explosive gas.
Helium is a noble gas, it does not interact chemically with anything. You are thinking of hydrogen, which is subject to explosive oxidation.