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    Japan Plans a Moon Base by 2020, Built by Robots for Robots

    Japan Plans a Moon Base by 2020, Built by Robots for Robots | Popular Science

    America may have eighty-sixed its moon base ambitions, but the Japanese have no plans to let perfectly good lunar real estate go to waste. An ambitious $2.2 billion project in the works at JAXA, the Japanese space agency, plans to put humanoid robots on the moon by 2015, and now official backing from the Prime Minister's office says the Japanese could have an unmanned lunar base up and running by 2020.
    Key to all of this, of course, is the robots themselves, and who better than the Japanese to dream up and realize the kind of intelligent, self-repairing, multitasking bots that will be needed to fulfill such a mission.
    So, while we are going to spend years messing around, trying to get to mars, Japan is going for a far more practical goal. If we won't do it, it looks like someone else is perfectly happy to.
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    Re: Japan Plans a Moon Base by 2020, Built by Robots for Robots

    July, 2021 - Japanese Robots email earth The Declaration of Robot Independence ...

    August 2021 - All communications with Robot moon base cease...

    October 2021 - Robots reported to be building a weapon based on the Uranium P32 Space Modulator from the Warners Bros. Cartoons.

    December 2021 - Earth Destroyed by Robot weapon.

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    Re: Japan Plans a Moon Base by 2020, Built by Robots for Robots

    hasn't Japan leant anything from anime

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    Re: Japan Plans a Moon Base by 2020, Built by Robots for Robots

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    So, while we are going to spend years messing around, trying to get to mars, Japan is going for a far more practical goal. If we won't do it, it looks like someone else is perfectly happy to.
    Not really sure what is practical about an unmanned moon base. But it will be awesome anyway!
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    Re: Japan Plans a Moon Base by 2020, Built by Robots for Robots

    Japan's economy will be in the gutter by 2015 with the way things are going. This smells like a cozy distraction for the drooling masses.

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    Re: Japan Plans a Moon Base by 2020, Built by Robots for Robots

    I'm fine with trying to get back to a good economy and good foreign relationships. We'll worry about outer space related endeavors after the unemployment isn't around 10%.

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    Re: Japan Plans a Moon Base by 2020, Built by Robots for Robots

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Not really sure what is practical about an unmanned moon base. But it will be awesome anyway!
    the moon contains ten times more energy in the form of helium-3 than all the fossil fuels on the earth
    and the major industrial nation more dependent on imports of energy sources than the USA is japan
    25 tons would satisfy America's annual energy needs
    it would not surprise me if the japanese are embarking on an He-3 mining venture
    if successful, japan could own the world's energy cartel in the future
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
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    Re: Japan Plans a Moon Base by 2020, Built by Robots for Robots

    If you can get to Mars then you can get to the moon. But if you can get to the moon you may not be able to get to Mars.
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    Re: Japan Plans a Moon Base by 2020, Built by Robots for Robots

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    if successful, japan could own the world's energy cartel in the future
    Only if the cost of sending ships to the moon, mining, and then shipping it back is less than the value of HE-3.

    I would say it's in the very distant future.

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    Re: Japan Plans a Moon Base by 2020, Built by Robots for Robots

    Screw helium-3. I need a base of operation that is exempt from federal laws to build my Jessica Alba cloning facility. Taking advanced orders now...


    On a serious note. I was disappointed when the current administrations cut funding for lunar missions. I am glad that someone may continue with exploration of our solar system. I believe in the end, space colonization may be in mankinds best interest for continued existance.

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