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Tag: Space Colonization

A Brilliant Optimistic Short About How to Envision a Space Colony

Part of the National Geographic Short Film Showcase that spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the web and selected by National Geographic editors. This short film spotlights how humans in twenty years from now, will live and work in space in record numbers, at least according to Rick Tumlinson, who is a …

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Joel Achenbach and Andy Weir on Getting Humans to Mars

This is a panel discussion with Joel Achenbach and Andy Weir on the potential of getting humans to Mars. Joel Achenbach is an American staff writer for The Washington Post and the author of seven books, including A Hole at the Bottom of the Sea, The Grand Idea, Captured by Aliens and It Looks Like …

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Tom McCarten: Space Sex is Serious Business

Freelance designer/director/animator Tom McCarten and team created this little short about sex, in space. Human reproduction in space is going to be key to us living on Mars and beyond. The team writes “We’ve done almost no research into this area”, they probably missed out the word “empirical” because it’s informative and looks great.  

Nature: Water in the shadows

In this video we visit some of the coldest, darkest places in our Solar System: craters in the polar regions of Ceres. Ceres is the largest asteroid in the asteroid belt. New images, taken by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, reveal water ice trapped in a few of these craters, where the Sun never shines. Ceres is …

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DNews: Do We Need A Moon Colony Before A Mars Colony?

With its thin atmosphere, cold temperature and lack of drinkable water, maybe Mars isn’t our first stop on the search for a new home planet.  

Life Noggin: How Could We Create A Second Earth?

We humans evolved on Earth, we are shaped to cope with its environment and external factors that the planet is endowed with. Earth, or Terra as it is also called, naturally suits our basic needs, it has breathable air, drinkable water, it is not to hot or to cold and there is an ecosystem that …

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The Verge: Elon Musk’s Mars colonization event in 5 minutes

On September 27, Elon Musk announced a bold new plan to establish a permanent human habitation on Mars with his company SpaceX. It’s one of the most ambitious schemes Musk — or humanity in general — has ever attempted, relying on huge advances in both rocketry and spaceship construction.  

PBS: Space Time | Self-Replicating Robots and Galactic Domination

Self-assembling robots are referred to as von Neumann machines after the man responsible for originally proposing them, John von Neumann. Since then, the potential of these machines and their ability to proliferate throughout known space has made galactic colonization seem not only possible but perhaps inevitable.  

Gresham College: Our Future Off Earth | Christopher Impey

What are the latest developments in Space investigation? What might the future hold? …When might we start living on Mars? The Space Age is half a century old. Its early successes were driven by a fierce superpower rivalry between the Soviet Union and the United States, which tended to obscure the fact that exploration and …

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ESA: Moon Village

Almost 50 years since man first walked on the lunar surface, the head of the European Space Agency explains his vision for living and working on the Moon. Johann-Dietrich Woerner believes the next giant leap for humankind could be an international collaboration of space faring nations in the form of a Moon village. This village …

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Science Channel: Could We Move to Earth 2.0?

Kepler-452b is the most Earth-like planet ever discovered. Is there a possibility we could move there in the future?  

ESA Euronews: Building a Moon base

Jan Woerner, Director General of the European Space Agency, has a bold new vision for space exploration. “My intention is to build up a permanent base station on the Moon,” he tells Euronews from the agency’s main control room in Darmstadt. “Meaning that it’s an open station, for different member states, for different states around …

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Big Think: What Will Money Look Like 500 Years in the Future? Ask Albert Einstein.

Best-selling author Kabir Sehgal explores the future of money during the age of space exploration. How will we pay to tour the galaxy? What form of currency will reign dominant in the year 2515? Sehgal goes on to explain why it’s better to pay attention to predictions of science-fiction than those of economists. Sehgal is …

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PBS: Space Time | Should We Colonize Venus Instead of Mars?

Mars One. The Mars Rover. Bruno Mars. Mars Bars. It’s pretty clear we’re OBSESSED with the idea of Mars, especially in regard to it being a potential colony for earthlings. But is that really the best option? Is there a better place for us to colonize in our solar system? Well, how about Venus? Sure …

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The Verge: The Big Future | Can we colonize Mars?

Big Future is a series of articles of videos at the THE Verge. Here they discuss scientific theories about man’s future. In this week’s episode they explore a future where we would colonize Mars.

NASA: NIAC Contour Crafting

NIAC Contour Crafting, Robotic construction of Lunar and Martian infrastructure. A NASA Innovative Advanced Concept (NIAC) project. USC Center for Rapid Automated Fabrication Technologies (CRAFT).  

Mars One Astronaut Selection Program

Mars One will announce the start of its astronaut selection program at a press conference in New York on April 22nd at noon (EDT). The event will be moderated by Emily Lakdawalla, Senior Editor at the Planetary Society. The panel will include – Bas Lansdorp, Co-Founder and CEO, Mars One – Gerard ‘t Hooft, Nobel …

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