Monthly Archives: August 2014

Amarillo Helium Auction

We have about 10 billion cubic feet of helium stored here in Amarillo, and in just a few days, 92 million cubic feet of it will be up for grabs. Robert Jolley, the Amarillo Field Office Manager from the Bureau … Continue reading

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China is Taking Lunar Mining Seriously

China’s plans to return to the moon early 2020s. Filling one shuttle’s cargo bay with helium-3 could bring the equivalent energy of 1bn barrels of oil back to earth. In 2009 NASA launched the first lunar mining competition now called … Continue reading

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