Von 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 building large structures in space. This video was made for NASA and other aerospace engineers …

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Open 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 founded in 2018 and recently have appeared in Bloomberg. Their analysis is that will be …

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Interview – 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 pilot instructor includes United Airlines, Boeing Flight Safety, and as a security instructor for The …

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Technically Feasible Huge Next Generation Space Station

The Goal of Gateway Foundation Von Braun Station is to build a dual-use station that is economically self-sustaining. There are corrections to this article as of Aug 27, 2019. I interviewed John Blinkow and received details on the 400 person Von Brau n station. I will follow up with several articles on Gateway. The plan …

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Mars 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 the galaxy. George’s predictions for the future are not consistent. A tiny fraction of Dyson …

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Gateway 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 Foundation newest design is similar to an Icarus Interstellar proposal for a 10,000 person worldship. …

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Moon 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 massive aqueduct systems. It takes a lot of hard work by many people and good …

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NASA 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 first humans to Mars could be achieved by 2020 or 2024 with an unlimited budget? …

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