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.
This thread will hold all of the follow up messages from our previous Coral Meeting, so that everyone can access it. Feel free to reply to anything discussed in them, and if you have any questions this is the place to ask as well. Meeting videos and minutes can be accessed in our meeting archives (https://drive.google.com/open?id=1cDmf-4R2SvflPOqb9O55kMlVikWuQkEF). For more information, you can visit our Coral Handbook (https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1oFv1bG8cV8s9etSiW_CpqyLaMCpIO3V0ogMexp8umXI/edit?usp=sharing). You can also access our GitHub (https://github.com/spacedecentral/Coral#boards?repos=141067438) repo to view and work on the available tasks.
Let's use this post to propose topics for next week's meeting. We can also begin discussion right here!
"Galaxy Quest" proposed flipping a Science Fiction TV show into a reality that even the cast didn't expect. This project is a reality that most of the world is unaware of. Suppose you launch a story about a group of dreamers putting a space venture together. As the story progresses viewers might begin to notice a familiar pattern as ideas they have heard about...somewhere. As the story progresses the characters are revealed to be not as fictional as initially presented. Now it may become clear that this is NOT science fiction, but fact...a documentary about this very venture. Social adventures only dreamed of on "Star Trek" combines with evolving technologies that open the door to make that reality. Your cast may be unaware of the plan too, thinking this to be a documentary. This reality show cannot be micro-managed like current TV shows as these people have real work to do. But witnessing this all become reality is a real adventure, and that revelation may provide some real excitement. But remember, even NASA experienced a love triangle issue, so keep shields up in case of real misadventures too!
What would openstreetmaps.org for Mars look like? Openstreetmaps.org allows regular people to help build a map of every place on earth. It is a big editing toolbox that allows you to position roads, paths, buildings, and landmarks. If the same type of tool was available for Mars, what types of features would one place on Mars? Would it be for scientific purposes? Would it be for creating hypothetical cities on Mars? Or would it be a little of both? If something like this does not already exist, would this make a good "space mission activation process" proposal, or does it lack a certain novelty which other proposals contain?
There may be many benefits to boring holes and filling them with inflatable structures. To make this style of space architecture feasible we need a boring machine that can be realistically transported, maintained, and operated in space environments. I'm proposing that we: Explore which elements of a boring machine require high mass for it to operate well Explore which of those high mass parts can be replaced by a frame that can be filled with in situ materials such as regolith Explore ways to make the machine easy to maintain and operate
I'd like to make a suggestion for the model city. Perhaps we could enlist experts in role playing game design to create a role playing strategy for the participants in the model city to explore political, social, cultural and every other type of scenario. It could be a fun, productive experience for visitors and longterm residents.
The Space Decentral Way
- 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