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Mining the Moon? (VOA On Assignment Jan. 24, 2014)i
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January 24, 2014 1:32 PM
On Assignment's Alex Villarreal talks with reporter Henry Ridgwell in London about his coverage of China's recent lunar landing. Henry says China's interest in mining for minerals on the moon has raised a debate over who actually owns the moon and what the natural satellite represents for those who inhabit the Earth.

Mining the Moon? (VOA On Assignment Jan. 24, 2014)

Published January 24, 2014

On Assignment's Alex Villarreal talks with reporter Henry Ridgwell in London about his coverage of China's recent lunar landing. Henry says China's interest in mining for minerals on the moon has raised a debate over who actually owns the moon and what the natural satellite represents for those who inhabit the Earth.

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"Memories of the Berlin Wall"

"Muslims Praying in a Cathedral"

"How America's First Muslim Congressman Thinks We Should Fight the Islamic State"

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