Colonize Orbital Space

Friday, August 25, 2006

Principles of Space Colonization

Friday, August 25, 2006 (My message number 22. I also have put more than 20 messages on my other blog "Our Spaceship Earth" http://colonizespace.blogspot.com )

Principles of Space Colonization by Goodspaceguy, a candidate for the United States Senate

* What goes into orbit should stay in orbit.
* A space station is never finished. It can always be added to, made larger, and improved.
* Recycle everything. Advance the technology of recycling.
* Women are needed in the orbiting space colonies.
* Join the individual space habitats together to start a growing space station and then a growing space colony.
* Many space habitats and space stations and orbital space colonies should be spun at a comfortable speed to create an illusion of gravity at a graduation of levels from zero gravity to lunar gravity to Martian gravity to Earth gravity.
* Surround the space habitats with one or more outer layers of enclosing outer habitats to hold layers of water and layers of air for protection from radiation in space. (Picture giant jars within even larger, enclosing jars.)
* Surround the outer space habitats with giant netting for storage and for the prevention of drifting away on space floats.
* Cover the outer hulls of space habits with hooks and handholds.
* At the highest bids, NASA should sell its space habitats to private, corporate, and institutional owners, and use the money proceeds to help finance the launch of more space habitats.
* NASA should use the power of competitive, free enterprise.
* Establish local democracy and the rule of law and order and incentive and protection of private property in the growing space stations and colonies.
* Transform the abundant solar power into electrical power and steam power.
* Mine the near Earth asteroids.
* Mine the near Earth comets.
* Use the laws that protect competitive, free enterprise.
* Use the laws that protect the individual space colonist.

(I plan on adding more principles later.)

8 Comments:

At 7:50 PM, Blogger Rob Kramarz said...

You have my full support. Space Colonization in the early 21st century is essential for the survival of intelligence as we know it, as it will soon become very easy for intelligent life to self destruct (through nanotech or biotech) so long it is all located on the same planet.

 
At 7:10 AM, Blogger Dewi Morgan said...

People can get very downbeat about this idea. Almost certainly none of us will get to go. Space will be colonised by a tiny seed group of humans rich or lucky enough to get there. There will be no effect on the overpopulation of earth.

Those are negative sentiments, but all true. So why should we care for those few of our children that get to venture into the stars? Because they are our children, our longterm future.

We may not be the ones to go, but is it any less great a historical achievement if we help lift our children by giving them a foothold in space?

I wonder... will we be remembered for that, or will we be remembered as the generation that soiled the earth so badly that our children had to flee? I know which I'd prefer.

 
At 6:33 PM, Blogger Serr8d said...

I hope you are serious about your desire to discuss the colonization of close space. With 6 billion people on the planet, and 300 million in the US, we are rapidly filling the place up and dwindling the resources at the same time.

Of course, with the short-sighted politicians who can rarely see past their terms of life (not to mention their terms in elected office) it's difficult to get any long-range planning in place.

The Chinese may be the ones who have the wherewithal to get 'er done. I don't think American politics will ever support true space colonization.

As I said, I hope you are somewhat serious, and not a joker with a strange sense of humor...

 
At 6:42 PM, Blogger Serr8d said...

I guess you seen this...

 
At 10:36 AM, Blogger Sheikh said...

How feasible would be a rotating space settlement around any of the asteroid in the main belt and nt the near earth asteroid? would they be as beneficial for mining? say ceres.if we place a settlement around and mine it for whatever we get from it would it be beneficial.also what asteroid besides ceres in the main belt could be settleement be placed arouond?

 
At 10:37 AM, Blogger Sheikh said...

How feasible would be a rotating space settlement around any of the asteroid in the main belt and nt the near earth asteroid? would they be as beneficial for mining? say ceres.if we place a settlement around and mine it for whatever we get from it would it be beneficial.also what asteroid besides ceres in the main belt could be settleement be placed arouond?

 
At 8:40 PM, Blogger Max said...

I just mailed my ballot in with a vote for YOU Goodspaceguy. I believe that modern times call for a modern man such as yourself. Please don't let us down, we need you!

 
At 4:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you have copy writer for so good articles? If so please give me contacts, because this really rocks! :)

 

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