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Martian soil and what can be grown natively.

Several groups including NASA, Elon Musk and others hope to take people to Mars in the next five to ten years. If we get there it will be to stay for extended periods. People will also have to eat there and what is more logical than to grow your own food locally? Back in March, scientists from...
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Beihang University Lunar Palace 1 Experiment Concludes After One Year

When I attended the International Astronautics Academy's Humans in Space Symposium in Cologne, Germany in July 2013, there was a strong Chinese delegation. http://his.iaaweb.org/ Beihang University was particularly prominant. They gave presentations and displayed posters for the Lunar Pal...
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Founder of Space Architecture as a Discipline
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Martian Soil Auto-conditioner (MSA) Project Proposal

Proposal: An automated device for the transformation of Martian regolith into growing soil for human food production. Rationale: Numerous studies have been conducted on the reconstitution of Martian regolith into workable farming soil. The time may have come to automate the best of the availab...
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Outbound - We Live And Work In Space
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DNA Health and Subsidized Embryo Selection

Does anyone know about the probability of gametes being affected by cosmic rays on the moon or mars? Perhaps there should be research done on how to screen DNA for this type of damage and perhaps all participants in the space colonizing project should be offered free embryo selection services.
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Software Development/Government Design
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Preventing the formation of traditional nation states

Historically nation states have correlated particular pieces of land with particular ethnic and religious groups. This has led to endless fighting and confusion. Since space colonies will be formed on pieces of land without histories, I propose that we attempt to prevent the formation of traditio...
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Software Development/Government Design
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The case for an existing Secret space program. What does the community think?

Dear Space Decentral members, My name is Paul and I'm new to this decentralized platform. I'm 26, and though my experiences aren't related specifically within sciences or space exploration, I've had a great interest in sciences and space, including the study of consciousness exploration. My p...
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Moon Versus Mars?

Can NASA Do the Moon OR Mars Without Losing the Other Constituency? Here is the challenge and the contradiction. Both the Moon and Mars constituencies are intensely passionate about going to their chosen celestial body. Nearly everyone in each camp sees it as a zero-sum game, e.g.: "If we t...
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Blockchain-based voting for direct democracy

It seems likely that blockchain-based online voting systems, including but not limited to Polys, will first find operational applications for informal, non-binding consultative voting in academia and similar environments. It’s worth noting that Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs), which...
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Who owns the village and where should it be located?

This is a very complicated project to think through when you think about questions like land ownership in the context of both crowdfunding and crowdsourcing. Legally speaking, it will make the most sense if most of the land belonged to the commons, yet habitats can be purchased for some minimum a...
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Space construction of large structures

I'd like to continue our discussion about space contruction ( this post: https://spacedecentral.net/forum/posts/in-space-construction ) but kind of leaning towards the actual methods of constructing large space structures. But first, let's understand why I think large monolithic structures (...
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Space Architect