TO SPACE, TOGETHER
We are building a decentralized space program, connecting thousands of engineers, scientists, and future astronauts, to devise and fund next-generation space initiatives.
How it Works
- Initial collaboration is fostered through the community-driven curation of a portfolio of projects
- Requirements and goals are defined for the projects in order to guide the solution stage
- Community members are incentivized to submit open-source action plans through a competitive “request for proposals” process
- Action plans are vetted using a transparent decision-making process
- The best proposal for each project will be added to a digital commons, with alternates archived
- Everyone will have access to these shared commons and will be enabled to take action
- Funds are collectively raised to support the development, testing, and launch of top action plans
- Jobs are created and work contracts are assigned based on solution proposals
- Collaborative research and shared visions become realities
- Contributions are rewarded upon commercial adoption of solutions seeded from the digital commons
This thread is created to spark off the defining the mission objectives for Luna City. (Note: I edited the title/body to reflect that we are in the mission objective definition phase)
We need to explore whether NASA's Deep Space Gateway is complementary or orthoganol to a Lunar City. I can do the necessary research to fulfill this.
To build sustainable momentum toward the Luna City vision, I think we need a relatively simple and cheap first Moon mission. A lunar cubesat (I am using the term in the "small and cheap satellite" sense) to study candidate locations for outposts and settlements would be a good first mission. This mission is doable within realistic time and budget, but ambitious enough to establish SC/SD as a player and motivate space enthusiasts to participate. I have considerable experience in (Earth) observation sats and can help out.
This thread is to recommend and discuss great space/ science fiction books!
If humans are to colonize space, we will need large, human-rated structures to live in. It makes no sense to build an entire orbiting colony out of tin cans launched from Earth. Let's discuss some ideas for in-space construction to pave the way for human colonization of space!
While being proximate to a larger city will provide opportunities for jobs and activities that can provide resources to individuals it would likely be desirable to begin to develop valuable businesses and resource generating enterprises within the community itself. To that end I would like to inquire as to what kinds of business people think that we might want to engage in.