from Esoterism.Ro Website
1980s documents from Los Alamos National Laboratory and from
A&M University (under contract to NASA) indicate that there are
plans to use "nuclear subselene tunneling machines" to melt tunnels
under the Moonís surface, to make living, working, mining and
transportation facilities for a lunar colony.
It further mentions that the tunnels would
need to be hundreds, or thousands of kilometers long..." The actual subselenes would be automatic devices, remotely operated. In 1986,
Los Alamos estimated each subselene could be built for about million
and transported to the Moon for anywhere from 5 million to ,323
million. The price tag may seem exorbitantly high, but rest assured
that there is easily that much, and more, available in the
militaryís "black" budget for covert projects. It should be noted
that the report did not specify how the subselenes and their crews
would be transported to the Moon.
The Texas A&M "Lunar Tunneler" would employ a "mechanical head to shear its way through the lunar material while creating a rigid ceramic-like lining". Essentially, this kind of machine would be a hybrid, mechanical TBM (Tunnel Boring Machine) that incorporates elements of the nuclear powered subselene. Although the machine would be nuclear powered it would have a mechanical cutter head that would bore through the lunar subsurface.
Just behind the cutter head would be a "heating section" that would,
The Texas A&M designers considered a couple of different muck disposal schemes.
The two variants of the first called for the muck
to be transferred vertically to the surface and either dumped or
"sprayed" into a tailings pile. The second concept called for the
use of special, tunnel dump trucks that would carry the muck out of
the tunnel and dump it on the lunar surface. The designers recommend
use of a SP-100 fission reactor for power, using liquid lithium heat
pipes of the sort developed by the Los Alamos National Laboratory
for the nuclear subterrene.
Some of the melted rock and soil is plastered against the tunnel
walls to form a glass-like ceramic tunnel lining. The rest of the
melted muck (called regolith) is passed out of the back of the tunneler and then carried to the surface for the disposal by the
dump trucks that follow the tunneler through the tunnel.