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In the summer of 1975, NASA brought together a team of physicists, engineers, and space scientists--along with architects, urban planners, and artists--to design large-scale space habitats for millions of people. This Summer Study was led by Princeton physicist Gerard O'Neill, whose work on this topic had previously been funded by countercultural icon Stewart Brand's Point ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published May 7th 2019 by Columbia Books on Architecture and the City
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This is an excellent review of the work done about how to build a space habitat. Just as we design buildings on Earth, and consider waste management, livability, transportation, water management and so on, we must do the same with "space islands". This process is complicated by the fact that the environment must be controlled, and balanced to the extent possible because resupply is expensive and far away. All kinds of issues come up with you start to look at this, for example; in order to have s ...more