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The growing fear of world industry to run out of raw materials there are intentions directed towards the moon. Professor Ouyang from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in an interview conducted by BBC News, states that China is in pursuit of natural resources up in the celestial skies as the earth’s mineral resources gradually dwindles, starting with the moon. “The Moon is full of resources – mainly rare earth elements, titanium, and uranium, which the Earth is really short of, and these resources can be used without limitation.”
If this would be the solution from where the energy resources to the outer space come from? And even if the needed energy would be available, what shall humans do with ever increasing amount of waste and pollution? Under these conditions would humans still have accessible and affordable quality of air and water for life? Few new challenge facing future generations.