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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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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 (...
Suzi
Space Architect
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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
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Supporting a Crew in Cislunar Space

This article on the BBC grabbed my attention. http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20180425-inside-the-cramped-confines-of-nasas-new-spacecraft?ocid=ww.social.link.email According to this article, the habitability of the crew cabin in the Orion module or capsule will be not much more capacious per...
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Solving the "Candle Problem": a case study in non-trivial problem solving and behavioral economics

In 2009, Dan Pink gave a TED talk titled The puzzle of motivation (https://www.ted.com/talks/dan_pink_on_motivation), in which he presented Karl Dunker's The Candle Problem (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candle_problem) and a behaviorial study by Sam Glucksberg. The candle problem is a behavi...
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Mars Reconniassance Flyer Project Proposal

Proposal: A Martian free-flyer for surface exploration and site survey operations. Rationale: It has been earlier studied by a number of groups that Martian exploration could be well-served by aerial surveys of interesting locations on the planet. One drawback to most concepts have been the la...
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Outbound - We Live And Work In Space
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Book Club!

This thread is to recommend and discuss great space/ science fiction books!
Suzi
Space Architect
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Model City

Since one of the goals of particular missions is to build a more idea city I am curious as to what people think should be done to build it. The most ideal form might be that of a custom built city starting roughly in the middle of nowhere and moving as many likeminded people in as possible. How...
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Lunar Soil Autoconditioner (LSA) Project Proposal

Proposal: An automated device for the transformation of Lunar regolith into growing soil for human food production. Rationale: Numerous studies have been conducted over several decades on the reconstitution of lunar regolith into workable farming soil. The time may have come to automate the be...
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Outbound - We Live And Work In Space
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Space Decentral Wiki

Space Decentral will have a Wiki to store and share all of our collective knowledge! Untill we develop it, I propose we use this post to discuss the structure, contents and format of this Wiki. Also, let's start populating it by adding reference material to the google drive folder (https://drive....
Suzi
Space Architect
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Deep Space Gateway Science Workshop 2018 LPI

Will be interesting to get some feedback from Marc Cohen who is presenting at this conference. It looks like the conference is science driven but perhaps other uses can be explored.
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