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colonizationSpaceX Workshop on how to get humans to Mars and then create a colony of hundreds

Philip Metzger is at the inaugural @SpaceX Mars Workshop. It is about planning how to put humans on Mars, then how to have 100s living there. At the inaugural @SpaceX Mars Workshop, planning how to put humans on Mars, then …

colonizationSpaceX hosting a Mars Workshop with 60 key scientists

SpaceX will host a “Mars Workshop” on Tuesday and Wednesday this week at the University of Colorado Boulder. SpaceX regularly meets with a variety of experts concerning its missions to Mars. Nearly 60 key scientists and engineers from industry, academia, …

colonizationOther nations know SpaceX has won but the USA could build a lead in space sustainable to 2100

Every other Space Agency in the world knows that SpaceX has won with reusable rockets. All of the existing non-reusable rockets cannot compete. The Japanese, Chinese, Europeans and Russians know that SpaceX is going to take all of the commercial …

colonizationGateway Foundation Spaceport envisions large scale space construction

Orbital Assembly and the Gateway Foundation are working on a reasonable set of plans and steps to build a space station that is 488 meters in diameter. They would start with a hub that is 78 meters wide. The National …

colonizationSpaceX BFR can be used for massive space development, orbital, lunar and Mars colonization

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has stated that he does not think the SpaceX BFR rocket, the Blue Origin New Glenn Rockets or the NASA SLS rockets will take humans to Mars. Chris Hadfield does not think those rockets are a …

colonizationDawn of a True Space Age is Near

I will illustrate the massive game-changer that the SpaceX BFR will be. I will show this by describing how we can have millions of people in space by the 2040s. Gerard O’Neill visions from the 1970s failed to be realized …

colonizationZubrin Moon Direct Plan

Zubrin has detailed creating a moon base within 4 years using a few SpaceX Falcon Heavy missions. 10 kilometer power beaming is a key to creating lunar fuel. Once we have lunar fuel production, we can use Falcon 9 to …

colonizationStartup will launch luxury space hotel in 2021 and charge about $800,000 per night

Startup Orion Span has developed proprietary technology to drive a full order of magnitude of cost out of the design and manufacture of a space station. They are proud to announce Aurora Station will launch in late 2021 as the …

colonizationInterstellar race for the Universe

Anders Sandberg, Future of Humanity Institute, has a 15-page analysis of a race to colonize the Universe. Over the next hundreds years or so humanity should be able to develop molecular nanotechnology, advanced nuclear fusion for power generation and space …

colonizationWe can build a great near term future in space

Nextbigfuture described how 200 large space stations could be built by 2040 to hold 2 million people. There are videos that provide more details on the SpaceX BFR and the Kalpana space station. Below are two intermediate space stations that …