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How can an idea turn into a plan? It needs to be discussed, analyzed and debated. The intention of the discussion forum is to facilitate conversations that lead to action.


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Forum Etiquette
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Deep Space Gateway - Lunar City

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.
Senior Mission Design Systems Engineer - retired from NASA
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"A Model Lease for Orbis"

Model lease for a hypothetical space community, drawn up by a leading scholar of private voluntary communities: http://voluntaryist.com/backissues/081.pdf
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Space economics, policy, and law
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Theory: democratic governance regimes

This is a classic yet accessible work on the political economy of various democratic governance schemes: http://files.libertyfund.org/files/1063/Buchanan0102-03EBk_v6.0.pdf
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Space economics, policy, and law
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The Moon Waits for Us

I have been affiliated off-and-on with the Moon Society since 1994, so I'm very happy to see this facet of space utilization getting traction here. I will help where I can!
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Outbound - We Live And Work In Space
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CubeRovers

Similar to CubeSats https://www.astrobotic.com/2017/5/4/astrobotic-to-develop-cuberover-standard-for-planetary-surface-mobility (http://https://www.astrobotic.com/2017/5/4/astrobotic-to-develop-cuberover-standard-for-planetary-surface-mobility)
Spacecraft Systems Engineer, Space Advocate, Future Dreamer
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GALAXY RE-QUEST...

"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 mig...
Dil2
Not retiring; not too shy
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FIRST STEP LEO: HOW?

Proof of reusable technologies value for space launch is being delivered now. How do we bring real innovation to the front in the face of huge development costs? Our very small venture is getting favorable traffic online with a "paper airplane", but has a big leap to justify funding. Our journ...
Dil2
Not retiring; not too shy
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Space Decentral Community Meeting - February 10th at 11am PST

Today we have "officially" launched Space Decentral: a social network for space and the first mission control center of a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) pow...
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Co-Founder, Space Cooperative
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cis-llunar transportation - cyclers

There has been extensive work done by Aldrin, Genova, and others on the concept of Mars and lunar cyclers - spacecraft that continuously move between Earth/Mars or Earth/moon. This type of system would potentially be an efficient backbone to support a lunar base. Suggest that this type of approac...
Senior Mission Design Systems Engineer - retired from NASA
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In space construction

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!
Suzi
Space Architect