Category Archives: Space Settlement

Posts that discuss space settlement

Space Colonization and the Space Movement

By Mark Hopkins Chair of the Executive Committee, National Space Society The National Space Society (NSS) and its precursor organization, the L-5 Society, have been promoting Space Settlement since 1975. Our ultimate goal is nothing less than the settlement of … Continue reading

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NSS Board Member Al Globus Provides Updates on Space Settlement Research

Last year National Space Society Board of Directors member Al Globus released three pre-prints that together suggested a radically easier path to space settlement. A major part of this is the discovery that space settlements in Low Earth Orbit very close to … Continue reading

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The Billionaire’s Race to Colonize Space: Blue Origin and SpaceX

Elon Musk has made it clear that his mission with SpaceX is to colonize Mars and to help humanity become a multi-planet species. Jeff Bezos states that Blue Origin is “working hard to bring closer the day when millions of people can live … Continue reading

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The Space Exploration, Development, and Settlement Act of 2016

The Space Exploration, Development, and Settlement Act of 2016 (H.R. 4752) has been introduced by Congressman Dana Rohrabacher “to require the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to investigate and promote the exploration and development of space leading to human settlements beyond Earth, and … Continue reading

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You can help develop space settlements!

NSS Director Al Globus is working on a new space settlement design and you can easily help just by taking this short space settlement survey. It’s a one page introduction followed by eight required and six optional questions. The survey usually takes … Continue reading

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Settling Space Is the Only Sustainable Reason for Humans to Be in Space

OPINION by Dale Skran, National Space Society Executive Vice President This article appeared in The Space Review, February 1, 2016 As robotic and artificial intelligence technologies improve and enable increasingly robust exploration without a human presence, eventually there will be … Continue reading

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Interviews of NSS Chairman Mark Hopkins

Mark Hopkins, Chairman of the NSS Executive Committee, was interviewed on The Space Show on January 4 on the subject of space settlement in general and interstellar space settlement in particular. You can download the 90-minute program here: thespaceshow.com/show/04-jan-2016/broadcast-2617 You can … Continue reading

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National Space Society Partners with Voices From L5: A Space Settlement Podcast

The National Space Society is proud to announce its partnership with Voices From L5. This exciting new podcast will open new discussions on space settlement, focusing on the humanities and social sciences, and educate the public on the science of … Continue reading

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NSS Director Al Globus Featured on The Space Show

NSS Director Al Globus appeared on the internet radio program The Space Show on July 12, speaking on his latest research on Low Earth Orbit space settlements which can be made at much lower mass than previously thought due to … Continue reading

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Interview of Mark Hopkins, Chair of the NSS Executive Committee

Mark Hopkins, Chair of the NSS Executive Committee, was interviewed on the subject of interstellar space settlement on the program “Contours” on FM radio station WNTI on May 28. WNTI  is a member supported public radio station providing non-commercial FM … Continue reading

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