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Role Playing In the Model City

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...
Self
Software Development/Government Design
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Logo and Avatar design competition for Maximum Jailbreak

We’re launching a logo and avatar design competition for Maximum Jailbreak, with a reward to the winner. To understand what we are looking for, please read Benedict Singleton's (https://www.e-flux.com/journal/46/60088/maximum-jailbreak/) essay which inspired the name Maximum Jailbreak, an...
Suzi
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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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 (https://www.nasa.gov/feature/recycling-in-space-waste-handling-in-a-microgravity-environment-challenge) and I was wondering if anyone is interested in forming a team to participate ...
Suzi
Space Architect
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Why "Maximum Jailbreak"

Thanks Yalda for finding this great name for our magazine / media initiative! The name is explained in this post, with references: Maximum Jailbreak, and the legacy of Stephen Hawking https://turingchurch.net/maximum-jailbreak-and-the-legacy-of-stephen-hawking-3a5773b9e6df
Lego astronaut
Co-Founder, Space Cooperative
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Lunar Reconniassance Ballistic Platform Project Proposal

Proposal: A Lunar uncrewed vehicle for surface exploration and site survey operations. Rationale: It has been earlier studied Lunar exploration could be well-served by aerial surveys of interesting locations on the Moon. With no atmosphere to really speak of on the Moon, it would be necess...
Oldsargeinspacefinal
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)
Systems Engineer, Future Dreamer
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Conference notification - First International Conference on 3DcP (3D Construction Printing), Melbourne, Australia, 26-28 Nov 18

Conference notification, of possible relevance to lunar development, about 3D Construction Printing, 26-28 November 2018, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. https://engineersaustralia.org.au/Event/first-international-conference-3d-construction-printing-3dcp (http://) ...
Electronic Engineer's Associate, AR development, programming student
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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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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 ...
Patrick2
Co-Founder, Space Cooperative