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VR for Historic Crew Arrival

Hopefully not too off topic but... When an initial crew starts arriving on the lunar surface, their arrival could be very historically important if they are going to stay indefinitely in a permanent habitat. In other words, they could legitimately be considered to be the first of humanity per...
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Recycling in Space: Waste Handling in a Microgravity Environment Challenge

NASA has this cool challenge going on: Recycling in Space: Waste Handling in a Microgravity Environment Challenge ( and I was wondering if anyone is interested in forming a team to participate ...
Space Architect
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Inflatable Lunar Habitats

Inflatables offer unique benefits for initial habitats. Their construction can be done on Earth where all materials, expertise, and testing is readily available. They can use high-strength material such as Kevlar. They can be packaged tightly within a payload yet expand to very large volumes. ...
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Coral: physical R&D site selection

Purpose of this thread: to discuss the physical location where we should perform the real-world R&D necessary for Coral. Context: At our operations teleconference yesterday (October 3rd PDT at 20:00) one of the items we discussed was the necessity to select a real-world location to perform ...
Co-Founder, Space Cooperative
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Coral Meeting Follow-Ups

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 arch...
Space Architect
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Looking for programmers and orbital mechanics people to help with an education computer game called Space WorldI've

My team and I have been working on this project for several years already and are looking for other enthusiasts to help out. Feel free to check us out at or message me directly if interested. I haven't read through all of the Space Central documentation but would love t...
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Giving Mars a magnetosphere might be doable near-term

I ran across this ( blog post, which presented a design for a spacecraft capable of generating a magnetic field big enough to protect all of Mars from solar particle radiation. The design uses a 415 megawatt nuclear ...
Student, engineering / plasma physics
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Standardized Modular Systems Technologies: Looking For Team Members

I have recently submitted a number of letters of intent for a variety of missions, under the team name "SMST" (Standardized Modular Systems Technologies). These missions include a robotic manoeuvering unit, a "universally adaptable" utility craft/vehicle (described in the letter sent recently), a...
Concepts Development, Organisation, Operations Specialist
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Coral Spin-offs

Let's discuss the formation of a team to participate in International Competition in Architecture 2018 ( Feel free to counter my proposals below. Basics: Theme: LUNAR VILLAGE Deadline: November 19, 2018 a...
Space Architect
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On-Orbot Servicing Robotic Payloads

Space related products that provide services in applications ranging from telecommunications, Earth observation, monitoring and navigation are a fundamental element to our modern way of life. The space industry is confronted with the challenge of sustaining space flight both from an economical p...
Sapce Systems Engineer - Robotics