Chinese Scientists seek Fusion Fuel on the Moon — Market Mad House
China is winning the race to mine the moon for fusion fuel. Notably, the Chang 5 probe brought back rock samples which could show the moon is rich in Helium-3.
Helium-3, or He-3, is a rare isotope that can ignite deuterium and hydrogen to trigger fusion reactions. For example, Commonwealth Fusion Systems uses He3 in its fusion experiments at MIT.
Helium-3 is one of the most expensive elements on Earth. I estimate one pound of Helium-3 costs $636,636. Furthermore, I estimate one ounce of He-3…