How Moon Water Could Fuel The Space Race

When two students recently published a paper saying they were building an elevator from Earth to the Moon, it sounded a little far-fetched, if not unnecessary. After all, the Moon may have a lot of mineral resources, but even with an elevator it would be a tough and very expensive job to mine them and transport them back to Earth. Unless, of course, there was a rocket fuel station on the Moon. Traveling to the Moon tends to be prohibitively expensive because the rockets must bring along an excessive amount of fuel in order to ensure they can make…