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Stepping Stones to Space

The goal of space colonization is to colonize space, not to climb out of the gravity well of our planet only to climb back down into the gravity well of another planet and start building there. The goal is to learn to live in space and the future of space colonization will be directed toward […]

Space Vehicles

Space vehicles that are designed primarily for space travel alone will be unlike craft that are designed for navigating in an atmosphere. There is no need to consider aerodynamics in space or stress related to strong gravitational fields. Instead, they need to have strong hull integrity and if they are designed to rotate to create […]

Skylon

Skylon is a spaceplane design that is under development by Reaction Engines, a British company. The basic idea is to fly (like a conventional airplane) up through the atmosphere into space, using a lot less thrust than conventional rockets which “blast” their way straight up into space, requiring vast amounts of thrust. By flying like […]

Space Transport

In space, the dividing line between what is considered to be a habitat and what is considered to be a vehicle will become hazy. Large habitat-like structures can be put into orbits that offer transport from one place to another and from one orbit to another. A habitat placed in an orbit that goes from […]

Belt Geography

Belt Geography

Location in the Solar System: The main body of asteroids are located in the large gap between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. There are also two other groups of asteroids known as “trojans” and “greeks” that are located on the orbital path of Jupiter. SolStation.com/Main Asteroid Belt NinePlanets.org/Asteroids Asteroids Dynamic Site Titius Bode law […]