Category Archives: Space Settlement

Posts that discuss space settlement

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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Call for Papers, NSS Space Settlement Journal

The National Space Society is founding a new online, high-quality, peer-reviewed journal, the NSS Space Settlement Journal. Journal-quality papers are solicited on all aspects of space settlement. Topics may include, but are not limited to, space settlement design, technology development, … Continue reading

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LCROSS Impact Data Indicates Water on Moon

By Jonas Dino, NASA Ames Research Center From http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/LCROSS/main/prelim_water_results.html November 13, 2009 The argument that the moon is a dry, desolate place no longer holds water. Secrets the moon has been holding, for perhaps billions of years, are now being … Continue reading

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Vision of the Future

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Paths to Space Settlement

I’ve recently finished a paper on space settlement called “Paths to Space Settlement.”  Here’s the abstract: A number of firms are developing commercial sub-orbital launch vehicles to carry tourists into space. Let’s assume they attract many customers and become profitable. … Continue reading

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Hopkins on The Inevitability of Space Settlement

The Inevitability of Space Settlement by Mark Hopkins It is only a matter of time before the large scale move into space begins. It is the goal of NSS and more generally the Space Movement for this to occur sooner … Continue reading

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Islands in Space: The Challenge of the Planetoids, the Pioneering Work of Dandridge M. Cole

NASA is again considering the feasibility of manned missions to the asteroids. However, this idea is not without precedent. Scientists began seriously considering asteroids as targets of exploration in the 1960s. The leading proponent of such missions was American aerospace … Continue reading

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Posts on Space Settlement Blog Day

I want to thank everyone who particapated in Space Settlement Blog Day. It was very successful.  There were several very interesting essays written for the occasion. Space Settlement Blog Day by Douglas Mallette on The Space Advocate Settle the Final Frontier by Elizabeth … Continue reading

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