Yearly Archives: 2016

Renaming the Martian Moons

The idea of renaming Mars’ moons arose whilst I was thinking of names for sols of the week for the Utopian Calendar. Just as on Earth we have one day of the week named for the Moon (“Monday” in English),

Posted in Mars

Safety in Space Settlements

Travelling to Luna and Mars, and building and living in settlements there, will be dangerous. NASA and other space agencies have strict safety requirements for human-rated missions. However, when we are talking about a settlement to be populated by civilians,

Posted in Space

More on the Global Food System

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” ― R. Buckminster Fuller It’s been a while since I posted about the Earth Rehabilitation Program and the

Posted in Earth, Food

The Space Diet

I am currently testing a new diet which I am calling the “Space Diet”  It is meant to be a healthy and nutritionally complete diet, which can be grown with a minimum of volume, mass, energy, time and money –

Posted in Food

Upgrading Earth

One of the reasons for this blog is to capture some of the thoughts and ideas I have, related to evolution of humanity on Earth, as well as space. Space is still the main goal for the century, but there are

Posted in Earth

The Global Food System

I have blogged about this before, but my ideas have evolved recently so this is a more comprehensive update. We start with a few basic problems, which seem apparent to me: Humans are suffering too much. More than I feel comfortable

Posted in Earth, Food

Aquaponics on Mars

There’s currently an exciting competition underway called the Mars City Design Competition. Teams are invited to submit designs for a future Martian city capable of supporting “several tens of thousands” of residents. The Mars Settlement Research Organisation (a Facebook group

Posted in Food, Mars
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