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Settlement zones

In this short chapter, I’ll explain the 7-zone model of the Solar System that I’ve developed, which I think is helpful for thinking about space settlement. These settlement zones are regions of the Solar System defined more-or-less by the types

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The Solar System

Solar System

This is a longish chapter, but one that I hope readers will find interesting and educational. We’ll review the structure of the Solar System, along with the meanings of the different terms used to categorize the various objects it contains.

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Why space settlement?

Kalpana space station

Why are we particularly interested in space settlement, rather than simply space exploration, or even just the development of space industry? What are the benefits of actually living there? Abundant resources Space represents an unlimited supply of valuable resources, including

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Why space?

This is a chapter from a possible future book about building a city on Mars. Please let me know what you think in the comments, or by email. Thanks! All civilizations become either spacefaring or extinct. — Carl Sagan The

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Let’s Colonise the Solar System

Mars

This is a copy of a post I made for my first imgur cakeday (which means the first anniversary of joining imgur). Reproduced here for archiving purposes. It’s my first cakeday! At least, it was last week. So in honour

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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,

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Dragon capsules

The current version of the SpaceX Dragon capsules, including the one that historically became the first commercial spacecraft to dock with the ISS, are designed to splash down in water, like those used in NASA’s Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs

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