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A Path to Create a Full Space Colony

The famous theoretical physicist Stephen Hawkins has declared that mankind faces two options:
            Either - we colonize space within the next 200 years and build residential units there,
            Or – we will face the prospect of long-term extinction.

I, for one, agree with this statement completely. So we should all think about this possibility very seriously indeed.
            But, as we all know, building a Full Colony in space will be an incredibly expensive business. The vast majority of people would much rather that we spend this money on the problems we have here on Earth. So funding a project like this will be a very significant problem.
            However, here I shall be proposing a very different kind of solution. In no way does my solution involve taking away money from other activities on Earth. So please give a little thought to this very different path. The diagram on the front cover shows this very different path in a fair amount of detail. But, for the time being, I will talk in terms of the simpler diagram given below.



The meaning of this diagram is that we can approach this huge problem i n many easier stages. Each of these stages will be very beneficial to those people who partake in the task. Other people can then come and observe the benefits of these stages. So these other people will copy the stage and gain the benefits for themselves.

            So the total process would be.

1)         A group of people would build a "Green Community". This community would contain 100 people and be self-sufficient in food, water and energy. When these people have appreciated the benefits they have derived from this community, then they invite other people to visit them. So more people would appreciate this new different way of living.

2)         Other groups would copy these Green Communities in many different places.


3)         Several of these Green Communities would then join to form a larger Village Community. The agricultural land of this community would be covered so that the community would also recycle its water. This larger community could provide everyone with a much better social life. When this community was working well, then this idea could also be copied in other areas.





4)         Various people from these two types of community could then combine their expertise to create a "Sealed Earth Colony" (500 people). This operation will take a while to build because we are not used to having sealed communities. When all the problems are ironed out, then this new Sealed Colony can show the world how these colonies can give their members a safer life. This community would be rather similar to the final colony we will build in space.

5)         So other groups in other nations will start to build similar Green Communities, Village Communities and Sealed Earth Colonies.






6)         When we have enough people throughout the world supporting this project, then we can choose an area to produce our rockets. And here we can build a Green Independent Town-State where our rockets can be built and launched.









7)         Finally we would be ready to tackle the hardest but most glorious problem of all – this is to create a "Full Space Colony" (500 people and fully self-reliant). This would be the beginning of human permanent life in space.







In this set of webpages I will mostly describe the five communities pictured previously (and how these communities will lead us to our final goal). But the following 4 introductory webpages perhaps should be read first.
            My first webpage is called "The Fundamental Problems which we must Overcome". You should read this webpage first because you ought to know about these problems before you start. Unfortunately these problems are quite immense.
            Then my next webpage is called "The Free-Time our Communities will Generate". And all this Free-Time can be used to solve the problems I described in the previous webpage. So, with patience, all our problems can be solved.
            I am afraid that neither of these webpages will be very easy to read because they deal with difficult subjects. But my next webpage, called "Why we must go Green", will be much easier to read. In my diagrams you will notice that all these 5 communities are very closely associated with their agricultural land. The reason for this is explained in this webpage. So it might be easier to start by reading this webpage first.
            I conclude these introductory items with a webpage called "Myself, Safety and Enjoyment". You can read this webpage whenever you like. (I am not an important person.)

Then the following webpages give the details of the five communities.


First we must build "A Green Community"(consisting of 100 people and Self-sufficient in Food, Water and Energy). These communities will be small and they can easily be integrated into the way our world currently works. So building and living-in these green communities for a period of time would be a sensible manner for most people to start in this long project.


            This webpage refers to a webpage called "Our Homes". These homes are in the form of sections of large terrace houses. I use these same, simple, cheap, easily-adjustable homes in all the normal communities i.e. these Green Communities, my Green Village Communities and in my Town-State. So this webpage is very important because these homes are easy to build, can be close to transport and thus they give all their inhabitants a large amount of free time.



In all my following communities I will expect to use "An Enclosed Agricultural System". I know that a system like this will have to deal with significant problems. But, if we are to live in space, then this is what we will have to learn to do. So we should think about these problems at an early stage.



Then we must build "A Green Village Community". This would be a much larger form of community and here we would start to enclose our agricultural land. So our water can then be recycled.





            This village community will basically consist of 16 Green Communities surrounding a village centre. This webpage has sub-webpages:"Our Hamlets" (where our agriculture is carried out) and "Our Village Centres".




My next webpage describes "A Sealed Earth Colony" (500 inhabitants). Sealing a community from the outside world will be a further important advance.





Then the next webpage describes: "A Green Independent Town-State" (where 100,000 people can live and here we will build and launch our rockets). This Town-State mostly consists of 62 Green Village Communities.






            This webpage has the following sub-webpages:"Our Town Centre" (where our rockets are built and launched), "Our Transportation System", "Money and Finance", "Our Citizenship Incentive System" and "Our Recognition Tower".




To finish this set of webpages, I have a very pleasant webpage called "A Related System of Wildlife Parks and States".




Now we should be ready to consider the details associated with: "Building and Launching our Rockets".
            Unfortunately, this very technical webpage must deal with a large number of quantities and costs.



When we are ready to go out into space, then we must first consider: "Initially Starting our Space Colony".
            I have had some experience in this regard. A new community must always start by living in tents. And strangely this approach is still applicable in space.




Finally we are ready to build: "A Full Space Colony" where 500 people will live and be fully self-sufficient in food. Then, and only then, can we start to boast that we, a relatively small community, have achieved an almost impossibly difficult task.



The sequence I have just given above is a good logical way of reading this set of webpages. I will support this sequence by always giving the next webpage to read (at the end of a webpage). Thus the next webpage to read should be "The Fundamental Problems which we must Overcome". But logical approaches are often rather boring.
            In fact this project is so enormous that you can start wherever you like. It will take you at least a week for you to assess whether this whole approach is at all possible. This means that you will need to read each webpage several times to make sure you understand if the stage is practical or not. So you can start on whichever item you might find most interesting.
            So it might be much more fun for you to read "A Full Space Colony" first. This webpage could then inspire you to continue reading further.

Finally I need to conclude by saying something on the more philosophical subject of "Long-Term Safety and Human Goals".


At the end of this work I have added an extra webpage on the related subject of "A Path to Create a Colony on Mars". There has been some serious interest in this subject of late. But many of the works, which I have read, have not recognised many of the fundamental problems of such a task. In this work I at least give a definite solution to many of these problems, which most of these people have ignored. So I do have something to say on this complex subject.



You might now also like to look back at:

either my "Home Page" (which introduces this whole website and lists all my webpages),

or "The Ultimate Ascent" (which introduces these webpages),

or "A Path to Create a Full Space Colony", (which introduces the coming webpages in more detail).


Updated on 10/11/2016.