Re: NANFA-- The Future of Life?
Fri, 21 Jun 2002 11:27:05 EDT

In a message dated 6/21/02 10:39:53 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< Earth First,
then we use up other planets. >>
No you missed my point. "artificial space habitats" Terra forming is another
thing entirely, takes thousands if not millions of years, and might not even
be possible. Then you have to think is it right to colonize another planet
that might have life even if it is only bacteria. What I have in mind is know
in space technology circles as O'neil cylinders. Using materials from
asteroids you build giant sized hollow habitats spin them to make artificial
gravity on the inside, use fiber optics or mirrors to bring sunlight into the
inner surface and line it with dirt. make hills and valleys, fill it with air
and water and you have an artificial habitat. Use a magnetic field to shield
it from particle radiation from the sun. It could be anywhere from a few
acres to several square miles. You can choose your own gravity, air pressure,
and control the weather. Forests, streams, lakes, even golf courses if you
must have them.

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