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businessLunar Tourism: Catalyst for Jumpstarting a Cislunar Economy

The University of Southern California ASTE527 Graduate Space Concepts Studio within the Department of Astronautical Engineering and in the Graduate Space Architecture Seminar in the School of Architecture presented a lunar tourism paper. Space Experience Tourism might be “low hanging …

colonizationSpaceX Mars Planned Colonization Fleet Compared to American Airline Passenger Fleet

Elon Musk talked about needing one thousand Starship flights to create a sustainable Mars city. American Airlines is the airline with largest fleet of passenger airplanes. American has 957 planes. 157 widebody planes and 782 narrow-body planes. American is a …

colonizationSpaceX Updated Mars Colonization Plans from Paul Wooster

SpaceX Principal Mars Development Engineer Paul Wooster talked about SpaceX Starship and Super Heavy (BFR) at Mars Society Convention 2019. Paul described the impact of full reusability for the Super Heavy Starship to lower costs. He also described the in-orbit …

colonizationSpaceX Starships for Dozens of Moon Bases, Mars Colonies and Orbital Space Stations by 2030

SpaceX will leave most Starships on Mars or the Moon, when they are flown for long-range missions. SpaceX Starships will probably cost about $20-40 million and they can be parked in orbit, the moon and Mars for the cheapest space …

astronomy2014 Moon Colonization Meeting that Led to Open Lunar Foundation

In 2014 there was a weekend retreat to explore the possibility of a moon base at a price 10-100x lower than commonly believed. The $5 billion or less resulting price was so low that it begs the question: could a …

colonizationSeven Years of the SpaceX Super Heavy Starship Future With Hundreds in Space and the Moon

First 100 SpaceX Super Heavy Starship Flights From 2021-2026. The next seven years could see space habitation increase hundreds of times. We can go from about three to six people in space to hundreds in a larger rotating one gravity …

colonizationVon Braun Space Station Docking Hub and Thermal Control

The Von Braun Station will be a dual-use station that is economically self-sustaining. Von Braun Stations creation will also form a space construction industry with bots, pods, drones, construction arms, new space suits, and large-scale truss building machines designed for …

colonizationOpen Lunar Foundation Believe $2-3 Billion Could Create a First Lunar Settlement

Open Lunar Foundation is a San Francisco based non-profit that had the goal of creating settlements on the moon. Steve Jurvetson and executives from Planet Labs are among those involved. There is $5 million invested in the organization. They were …

colonizationInterview – John Bilcow on the Work to a Next Generation Space Station

John Blincow is the President of the Gateway Foundation. John Blincow has worked as a pilot for 24 years, flying all over the world in such aircraft as the Boeing 757, DC-10, and Boeing 747-400. John Blincow’s experience as a …