A look at how we could colonize Jupiter and its Moon. Fittingly long for our largest planet!
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Thursday, 26 January 2017
Tuesday, 24 January 2017
The Boosted Orbital Tether is a less extreme version of the space elevator. A rocket is launched on a vertical trajectory to an altitude of several hundred kilometres. An orbiting mass drags a line and hook to catch the rocket and spends momentum to bring the rocket into orbit.
Friday, 20 January 2017
Thursday, 17 November 2016
Software is pervasive in today's world. We listen to what computers have to say, and the results printed on a screen are considered more reliable and consistent than human intuition. Artificial intelligence has started replacing human minds entirely, known as expert systems. If these trends continue, what do we end up with?
This post discusses the prospect of an Artificially Managed Society.
Wednesday, 9 November 2016
Saturday, 29 October 2016
Further to the Stealth in Space discussion, we found a type of spaceship perfectly suited to moving about the Solar System undetected. It is called the 'Hydrogen Steamer', and relies on using large amounts of liquid hydrogen.
Here is a discussion of the mechanisms involved, the capabilities and potential designs for the Hydrogen Steamer.
Friday, 21 October 2016
Thursday, 13 October 2016
Nuclear war. Collapse of the biosphere. Catastrophic global warming. Space elevators. Whatever the reason, Earth is no longer green and friendly. Many want to live on other planets, and have the resources necessary to go. So how will life on other planets look like?