Category Archives: Space Settlement

Posts that discuss space settlement

ISDC 2011 Video Presentations

Presentations from the 2011 NSS International Space Development Conference in Huntsville, Alabama. Jeff Greason, President of XCOR Aerospace. Keynote Address at the Awards Banquet: A Settlement Strategy for NASA. This talk is widely regarded as a major statement in the … Continue reading

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ISDC 2011 Keynote Speech – Jeff Greason – A Settlement Strategy for NASA

Jeff Greason’s speech at the Awards Dinner at the 2011 NSS International Space Development Conference is being widely regarded as a major statement in the field of space policy. A video of the speech is now on the NSS website. … Continue reading

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Constructing Cislunar Infrastructure – ISDC 2011

ISDC conference report by Dave Fischer If those who think Mars is sufficiently hard to get to and remain to settle are correct, or those who think that it would be a terrible mistake to go to Mars and return … Continue reading

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New International Law Textbook Discusses Lunar Real Estate

A new international law textbook contains an article on “Space Settlements, Property Rights, and International Law: Could a Lunar Settlement Claim the Lunar Real Estate it Needs to Survive?” by Alan Wasser and Douglas Jobes. Wasser, a former CEO of … Continue reading

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Students from India win Space Settlement Design Contest

The Grand Prize for the 2011 NASA/NSS Space Settlement Contest went to a  team of seven high school students from Punjab, India, for their double-torus space settlement design called Hyperion. The winning design was selected from 355 submissions from 14 … Continue reading

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Popular Science Magazine: The Case for Populating the Universe

The March issue of Popular Science magazine provides a feature cover story titled “After Earth: The Case for Populating the Universe — and How We’ll Get There.”  The 11-page nicely-illustrated article covers a wide range of space exploration and development … Continue reading

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Desert RATS

by Dave Fischer If you want humanity to explore the Solar System, you have to test the systems you plan to use for moving around and living. And where is there a readily available harsh environment for such testing? Arizona. … Continue reading

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The next great American frontier is UP!

The Space Development Steering Committee has released the following statement with accompanying graphic, which may be freely distributed: In the 19th century, America redefined the global economy by opening a new frontier, a new landscape of real estate, resources, and … Continue reading

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The Long Run Geopolitics of Space Settlements

NSS CEO Mark Hopkins writes on The Long Run Geopolitics of Space Settlements in the latest issue of Ad Astra magazine. Below is a précis. The vast majority of the resources of the solar system are in space rather than … Continue reading

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Space settlement is the alternative to a pessimistic future

NSS Senior Operating Officer Mark Hopkins writes on Alternative Futures in the latest issue of Ad Astra magazine: Because the Earth is running out of resources, the media is full of stories about our limited future. The public has been … Continue reading

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