Colonize Orbital Space

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Orbital Space Is Huge!

Sunday, April 29, 2006 by Michael Goodspaceguy Nelson
* The Moon is in the orbital space of the Earth. This means that the orbital space for future orbital colonies orbiting the Earth is huge.
* The Moon also has orbital space surrounding it into which we can place many future orbiting colonies.
* The Solar System makes up the orbital space surrounding the Sun. The Solar System will have many orbiting colonies. The future is going to be fantastic!
* The Earth is suffering from a population explosion, but orbital space is huge. Who are the people who will build the many orbiting mansions of our new Twenty-first Century? Will we Americans be among them? Will the people of NASA be among the builders?
"Live long and prosper" (Star Trek) Michael Goodspaceguy Nelson

Sunday, April 23, 2006

President Bush: A Space-Faring Civilization is Easiest in the Orbiting Space Colonies

President Bush: A Space-Faring Civilization is Easiest to Build in the Orbiting Space Colonies
* by Michael Goodspaceguy Nelson *Sunday, April 23, 2006

* An example of my desire for the beginning colonization of our solar system is as follows.

* Many years ago, during Vice President (the father) Bush's campaign for the Republican nomination for the Presidency of the United States, Vice President Bush came to Seattle, where, from the audience of one campaign event in the twin towers Westin Hotel, I spoke with Vice President Bush briefly. I recommended to Vice President Bush that we put space stations in orbit around the Earth, also around our Moon, and also around the Planet Mars.

* Like Martin Luther King, I also have a dream. My dream is for our human civilization to advance into our solar system by beginning with the building of small and orbiting and expandable and turning space stations. These space stations might function as supply bases, rescue bases, repair bases, research bases, agricultural bases, manufacturing bases, recycling bases and also as staging bases from which private companies and individuals in our free enterprise system can begin to access the large amount of mining material already in space. I want us to make it possible for companies and individuals to add on privately owned additions to the governmental, rotating space stations. It is important to make these space stations expandable with huge amounts of water for use by humans and for use as shielding from radiation.

* In these growing, rotating space stations, we humans can learn more cheaply how to live and work in space. Currently, much of NASA's space dollars are being wasted on silly projects.

* So far, I am not aware of anything having come out of my recommendations to the first President Bush. Some people may think that orbital space colonization is a lunatic idea. Not everyone can see the amazing future which is merely an extention of going from the horse-and-buggy age to the beginnings of the Soviet Union's Sputnik triggered Space Age in fifty-seven years (1900-1957.) The Space Age began in the Twentieth Century. Our technological advancement is continuing rapidly. We should make the Twenty-first Century into the century of the Colonization of Our Solar System. The Solar System and its abundant resources are waiting for us.
* "Live long and prosper," (Star Trek) Michael Goodspaceguy Nelson

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Has the US Government Kept Private Ownership Out of Orbital Space?

Thursday, April 20, 2006
by Michael Goodspaceguy Nelson
Has our US Government kept some possible private ownership out of orbital space?

* The perception of some is "Yes," even though we do have some corporate owned orbiting satellites. (For example, we do have corporation owned communication satellites.) However, we could have much more private ownership in orbital space than we do have. Opportunities have been missed. There has been much waste. Many items in orbit have been destroyed by the government, when the government could have sold these orbiting objects to corporations or individuals.
* I would like to see more private ownership in orbital space. I want government to cease its destruction of orbiting items.
* Our government has wasted objects in orbital space by plunging them back to Earth to destruction!
I wanted these objects boosted to higher orbit and privatized by sale to the highest bidder.
* I wanted the historic U.S. Sky Lab Space Station boosted to a higher orbit and sold to the highest bidder. After spending so much tax payer money to put it into orbit around the Earth, it was wrong of the government to allow Sky Lab's orbit to decay until our Sky Lab Space Station fell back to Earth to destruction.
* I wanted the historic Russian Mir Space Station boosted to higher orbit and sold to the highest bidder.
* I wanted garbage and waste and supply vessels boosted to higher orbits and sold to the highest bidder.
* The per pound cost of putting something into orbit is high and therefore that which has been put into orbit has value and should be kept in orbit. Even garbage is valuable and will have a future use as we develop the technology of recyling in the orbiting space colonies.
* Sincerely, Michael Goodspaceguy Nelson

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

1957: Sputnik, the First Orbiting Satellite Begins the Space Age

* We should honor the Russian people and the people of the former Soviet Union for being the first people to orbit a human made object around the Earth. The small basketball sized metal globe was named Sputnik and was launched in October 1957 into orbit around the Earth -- almost half a century ago! The beeping of Sputnik announced to the people of Our SpaceShip Earth that the Space Age had begun.
* It is now way past the time that we Americans should have begun the establishment of the first beginning orbital colony. We have been sleeping!
* "Live long and prosper" (Star Trek) Michael Goodspaceguy Nelson

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Yuri Gagarin, First Human to Orbit Our Spaceship Earth

It Is Now Time to Start Building the Orbiting Space Colonies
by Michael Goodspaceguy Nelson

On April 12, 1961, Russian Yuri Gagarin became the first human to go into space and orbit our SpaceShip Earth. This was an amazing accomplishment for the human race in the 20th century which began as a horse and buggy age. This means that humans went from the horse and buggy age to the beginnings of the space age in about only 6/10ths of a century.
Our next great accomplishment should be to start the orbital colonies.
Our technological abilities continue to race forward, and our solar system is waiting for the life that we can give it. Building orbiting colonies can be the easy and less expensive next step.
We should at first put these colonies in orbit around the Earth and around the Moon and then around Mars.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Colonize Orbital Space

Colonize Orbital Space April 4, 2006
by Michael Goodspaceguy Nelson,

*For a long time, I have been saying that instead of colonizing moons or planets, we can get more for our space research money by first colonizing the orbital space around the Earth, colonizing the orbital space around the Moon, colonizing the orbital space around the Sun, and colonizing the orbital space around Mars. Space research is better done in orbital space than on Earth. In orbital space, the research on how to colonize orbital space becomes more real in that there is an immediate need to succeed. Research done in orbital space on how to live well in orbital space has quicker benefits.
*This is a subject I have studied, and so I know we can do it. I am sure that there are others who also know that we can do it.
*I want the United States Government and NASA to be at the core of this colonization, but I want private enterprise to grow up around the governmental core. It would be good if the private ownership, profit making sector of the orbiting colonies might grow to be ninety percent of each orbiting colony and that the government of these U.S. orbiting territories become local, democratic governments.