Archive: Bill Stone says, "I'm going to the moon — who's with me?"

For the next two weeks, we’re presenting some of our favorite TEDTalks from among the 270+ talks and performances we’ve posted since June 2006. Look for brand-new TEDTalks starting August 18. Until then, enjoy these gems — and suggest your own by writing to contact@ted.com or joining the conversation on TED.com.

Bill Stone, a maverick cave explorer who has plumbed Earth’s deepest abysses, gives a rousing talk on his efforts to mine lunar ice for space fuel and to build an autonomous robot for studying Jupiter’s moon Europa. A TED.com user writes: “Where do I sign up?” (Recorded March 2007 in Monterey, California. Duration: 17:55)

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