Mining the moon the prize in latest space race

03/7/2013 | BBC

With water discovered on the lunar surface, prospects for mining the moon are looking brighter as 25 companies compete for $30 million in Google Lunar X Prizes. "Exploring the moon commercially is a first step towards making the moon part of our world, what humanity considers our world," said Bob Richards, CEO of Silicon Valley-based Moon Express. "There could be more platinum-group metals on the surface of the moon than all of the reserves of Earth," he noted.

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