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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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Becoming Multiplanetary

This is the first chapter of my new book “Becoming Multiplanetary”. Please put your feedback in the comments below or email me at shaun@astromultimedia.com. Thank you! “Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.” — Victor Hugo

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Me presenting Blue Dragon at the Australian Space Science Conference, 1 October 2013

“Blue Dragon” is a humans-to-Mars mission architecture based on the NASA Design Reference Architecture, with various improvements to improve safety and reduce cost. It leverages COTS hardware likely to be available within the next decade, is designed as the seed

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The Earth Space Consortium

This is a letter I wrote to the Space Rennaissance Initiative (including Buzz Aldrin) on 2009-02-19: Hi gents The subject of space colonisation has been uppermost in my mind lately, and I think “Renaissance” is the perfect word for the

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Global Energy Solutions

The world needs to wean itself off oil and other fossil fuels, for three main reasons: supply is diminishing and we need to replace the existing infrastructure and systems with new technology before they run out; they are a major

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