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colonizationMars Colonization Will Happen

George Dvorsky, Futurist and Transhumanist, has written at Gizmodo that Humans will never colonize Mars. This is an interesting position from George who wrote in favor of Dyson Spheres in 2012. George wrote in favor of self-replicating space probes modifying …

blue originJeff Bezos Details Vision of Colonizing the Solar System

Jeff Bezos discussed his vision to go to space to benefit Earth. He announced the Blue Moon lunar lander and provided updates on the New Shepard sub-orbital rocket and the New Glenn rocket.

colonizationGateway Foundation Simplifies What is Still an Ambitious Space Station

Gateway Spaceport is a membership funded organization that wants to create next-generation space stations. Nextbigfuture has written about their earlier designs for an orbiting spaceport. They have made nice renderings and animations of their designs and construction methods. The Gateway …

antiagingMoon Bases, Orbital Bases and the Start of Mars Colonization by 2040

One of Elon Musk’s speeches was animated by After Skool. Elon discussed how societal and technological progress is not inevitable. Elon cited the examples of the Egyptians forgetting how to build Pyramids and the Romans forgetting how to build their …

analysisNASA Did Not Accept an Unlimited Budget for Sending Humans to Mars But Elon Musk Would

The New York Magazine describes how President Trump offered some people at NASA to imagine and propose an Apollo-style crash program to get humans to Mars. NASA described getting to humans to Mars in the 2030s. Trump asked if the …

colonizationNear Term Moon Bases and Operations

What will the moon be used for and how big could moon bases be? The main things that I can see as near-term uses for the moon are 1. Source of water for space operations that is many times cheaper …

colonizationEquipment for Moon Mining Operations are Being Developed

The technology needed for mining water ice on the moon and converting it into fuel is pretty straight forward. Various groups are already making the actual needed hardware. Paragon Space Development and Giner are already making key pieces of what …

colonizationElon Musk Says Life on Mars Will Be Very Hard

Elon Musk indicated that life on Mars will be very hard. It will like Shackelton’s expeditions to the Antarctic. It will not be an escape hatch for the wealthy. During the Heroic Age the Antarctic continent became the focus of …

colonizationNASA’s blimp and cloud city plan for Venus exploration and colonization

Where in the solar system do we have Earth-like gravity, atmospheric pressure, density and radiation protection? The place that is most like the Earth is Venus 50,000 meters. This means that we can blimps and build cloud cities for colonization …

colonizationElon Musk estimates 2028 to realize Mars Base Alpha

Elon Musk has tweeted out that he expects the rendered Mars Base Alpha with four BFS beside could be built by 2028. SpaceX is producing about 5 Merlin engines per week and has the factory capacity for 400 engines per …