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Trump signs ‘space order’ paving way for US to mine Moon and Mars for minerals and water

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posted on Apr, 8 2020 @ 06:25 PM
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a reply to: Phage



the EO is stupid


What do you think it should say?



posted on Apr, 8 2020 @ 06:31 PM
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a reply to: LookingAtMars

I see no purpose for it. Other than puffery, all it does is require that a report (about what, exactly, is hard to say) be produced in 180 days.



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posted on Apr, 8 2020 @ 06:41 PM
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This has been the plan for a very long time. I'm not sure why there needs to be an executive order for it... Overkill.

2018 article about mining the moon.

2019 article about nasa and Caterpillar making cool mining drones.

NASA JPL infographic about mining the moon...

On another note: invest in helium early. There's a lot of it on the moon.

EDTA: If you dig further through the archives you can find plans to mine the moon from over a deacade ago, and a quick search will turn up results from as far back as the late 90's.

NASA Lunar Mining and Construction Plans circa 2009
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posted on Apr, 8 2020 @ 06:42 PM
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Dumb. So very, very dumb.



posted on Apr, 8 2020 @ 07:14 PM
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a reply to: LookingAtMars

So this president has just declared jurisdiction over the moon and mars. By what justification?

Papal decree? We own it (and them) because I say so (they aren't human, er christian, er....)



posted on Apr, 8 2020 @ 07:48 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
Typical Trump crap.

Here's something in the "Moon Treaty" that doesn't seem to be in Trump's EO.


And here's something else that is not in the Moon treaty: US ratification. But don't worry. Chile, Morocco, and a couple of other countries have ratified it. And we all know how robust their space programs are. Plus Chile has all this mining experience. Win/win!!!

The EO is just paperwork. Nothing to get excited about.



posted on Apr, 8 2020 @ 07:48 PM
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a reply to: schuyler

Yes.
Stupid puffery.



posted on Apr, 8 2020 @ 07:49 PM
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originally posted by: LookingAtMars

originally posted by: carewemust
Does America now own the moon and Mars?


Only the parts we land on, plant a flag and claim.

It's a new land rush or gold rush, I hope.


Not going to happen to Mars because Aliens. Also moon mining you say? Moon should be left alone as observatory.



posted on Apr, 8 2020 @ 08:15 PM
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originally posted by: FyreByrd
a reply to: LookingAtMars

So this president has just declared jurisdiction over the moon and mars. By what justification?

Papal decree? We own it (and them) because I say so (they aren't human, er christian, er....)



Same jurisdiction we used to claim states like CA and TX.

And I got a feeling the Space Force will be able to protect our mining claims.



posted on Apr, 8 2020 @ 08:17 PM
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Moon should be left alone as observatory.


The moon is pretty big.

Plenty of room for all.



posted on Apr, 8 2020 @ 08:19 PM
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a reply to: LookingAtMars

While this sounds great, wouldn't a large solar collector, close to the Sun and beaming the energy to an array of ultra low frequency large terrestrial networked recievers, be a more lucrative project?



posted on Apr, 8 2020 @ 08:31 PM
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originally posted by: makemap

originally posted by: LookingAtMars

originally posted by: carewemust
Does America now own the moon and Mars?


Only the parts we land on, plant a flag and claim.

It's a new land rush or gold rush, I hope.


Not going to happen to Mars because Aliens. Also moon mining you say? Moon should be left alone as observatory.


I saw that documentary too.

It’s probably a bad idea.
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posted on Apr, 8 2020 @ 08:37 PM
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a large solar collector, close to the Sun and beaming the energy to an array of ultra low frequency large terrestrial networked recievers


No need to get close to the Sun Just put the large solar collectors on the moon. Shorter jump beaming it back to Earth.



posted on Apr, 8 2020 @ 08:42 PM
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No need to get close to the Sun Just put the large solar collectors on the moon.
As long as they aren't on the dark side.



posted on Apr, 8 2020 @ 08:50 PM
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Man hasn't even been to the moon, the Van Allen belt makes this impossible.

it's all a big sham to collect more taxes.

A funny thing happened on the way to the moon.




posted on Apr, 8 2020 @ 08:53 PM
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A funny thing happened on the way to the moon.

Is really stupid.

But tell me, what is the shape of the Earth?



posted on Apr, 8 2020 @ 08:55 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Jamie2018




A funny thing happened on the way to the moon.

Is really stupid.

But tell me, what is the shape of the Earth?


It's round Einstein, everybody knows that.



posted on Apr, 8 2020 @ 08:58 PM
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a reply to: Jamie2018


everybody knows that.
Incorrect.



posted on Apr, 8 2020 @ 08:59 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Jamie2018


everybody knows that.
Incorrect.


Incorrect.....???

Great Comeback Einstein.




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posted on Apr, 8 2020 @ 09:03 PM
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a reply to: LookingAtMars

Big with no atmosphere for the ability to grow food. Don't think so. I could imagine many factory farms replacing all the house holds living space.




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