Category Archives: Space Settlement

Posts that discuss space settlement

Elon Musk’s Plans for Mars

From CBS This Morning: 2-minute video after 30-second advertisement. Transcript after about 40 seconds: “We’ve got to restore American ability to transport astronauts with domestic vehicles, and that’s what we hope to do in about two years. “The next step … Continue reading

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Space Settlements Represent Hope for Humankind

The National Space Society (NSS) offers a comparison of its vision for space settlement to that promoted by many dystopian science fiction movies of today.  NSS has supported the concept of rotating space settlements in orbit or deep space since … Continue reading

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Newly Illustrated Versions of the NSS Roadmap to Space Settlement Now Available

A newly illustrated version of the National Space Society publication Milestones to Space Settlement: An NSS Roadmap is now available in three new formats from nss.org/roadmap: (1) A free downloadable PDF edition [6 MB] (2) a free online full-screen flip-book … Continue reading

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Free copy of O'Neill's "The High Frontier" (until April 23)

The Space Studies Institute is offering a free electronic copy of Professor Gerard K. O’Neill’s The High Frontier through Tuesday April 23.  It’s a Kindle edition, but you don’t need a Kindle to read it. There is a free Kindle … Continue reading

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NSS Roadmap to Space Settlement Student Art Contest

The National Space Society (NSS) is looking for student artists to create illustrations for the NSS Roadmap to Space Settlement. Submitted artwork should realistically illustrate at least one of the Milestones in the Roadmap document. All students at any grade … Continue reading

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Life in outer space? 37-year-old NASA project depicts how leading minds of the time dreamed about colonizing space

The New York Daily News published this story on December 13, 2012. The story quotes two National Space Society Directors: Mark Hopkins and Al Globus. “Amazing artwork from the 1970s shows scientists’ vision of creating settlements in space. They got … Continue reading

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Paths to Space Settlement

The latest paper in the NSS Journal of Space Settlement is “Paths to Space Settlement” by Al Globus. ABSTRACT A number of firms are developing commercial sub-orbital launch vehicles to carry tourists into space. Let’s assume they attract many customers … Continue reading

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Moon Mines: Visionary or Senseless?

Editorial by Al Globus, December 2011 Do lunar mines make sense? The answer depends on what you want to do in space. If what you want is something close to what we have now: a booming commercial communication satellite business … Continue reading

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NSS Space Settlement Journal

The NSS Space Settlement Journal has commenced publication this month, beginning with two new papers: A Contemporary Analysis of the O’Neill – Glaser Model for Space-based Solar Power and Habitat Construction by Peter A. Curreri, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, … Continue reading

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Is an Earth Trojan Asteroid the Logical Target for the "Flexible Path"?

Asteroid 2010 TK7 is circled in green. Image Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / UCLA Scientists using the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) have discovered the first Trojan Asteroid in Earth orbit. Trojans orbit at a location in front of or … Continue reading

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