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Blockchain on the Moon Already?

This article "For All Moonkind to Map Humanity's Lunar Heritage Sites Using Blockchain Registry" in Space.com describes a project to document and protect historic Apollo, Surveyor, and presumably Lunokhod landing sites. This project "For All Moonkind" will initially inventory and prote...
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Founder of Space Architecture as a Discipline
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What kind of industry should be implemented?

While being proximate to a larger city will provide opportunities for jobs and activities that can provide resources to individuals it would likely be desirable to begin to develop valuable businesses and resource generating enterprises within the community itself. To that end I would like to in...
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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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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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Co-Founder, Space Cooperative
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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
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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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Software & Systems Engineer