The futuriżmu was followed closely the progress of Chang & # 39; e 4, Moon Chinese land bounded on the large side of the Moon the other week and came Rover called Yutu 2 .
As the first soft landing on the large side of the Moon in history, The mission was a coup for the Chinese space program. But a new report from – Morning Post of South China, Newspaper & # 39; Hong Kong, suggesting that the Chinese government can & # 39; have further reason: to discover whether the Moon contains isotope that nation could & # 39; uses to operate interplanetarji missions.
The fuel in question is helium-3, non-radioactive isotope that appears in the film Duncan Jones 'Moon' in 2009. The lunar regolith can & # 39; is rich in & # 39; helium-3, which theoretically can & # 39; be compelling source & # 39; fusion energy – or even the next power – sounding fusion generation.
Everything in the future, but it does mean that the pioneers in space in China m & # 39; have their eyes on the prize.
"The thinking in China & # 39; & # 39 decades, years," said Clive Neal, lunar expert at the University & # 39; Notre Dame SCMP. "The US think & # 39; presidential terms."