A plan for human colonization of space

Tim Hsiau, Daniel Tse, Plamen Nenov and Andrew Hsiau

I. Introduction


II. Construction

            II.A Launch Site

            II.B Automation

            II.C Exterior Transportation

                        II.C.1 Space Tethers

                        II.C.2 Single Stage to Orbit (SSTO)

                        II.C.3 Space Elevator

            II.D Material Sources

                        II.D.1 Terrestrial Resources

                        II.D.2 Lunar Resources

                                    II.D.2.a Magnetic Separation

                                    II.D.2.b Ilmenite Reduction

                                    II.D.2.c Magma Electrolysis

                                    II.D.2.d Vacuum Distillation

                        II.D.3 Asteroid and Comet Resources

            II.E Structure

                        II.E.1 Structural Material

                        II.E.2 Water Ballast System (WBS)

                        II.E.3 Thermal Stress 

                        II.E.4 Radiators

                        II.E.5 Mirrors

            II.F Location


III. Life Support

            III.A Radiation

                        III.A.1 Measuring Radiation

                        III.A.2 Effects of Radiation

                        III.A.3 Radiation Protection

            III.B Pseudogravity

            III.C Atmosphere Management

                        III.C.1 CO2 Concentration and Removal

                        III.C.2 O2 Generation

                        III.C.3 Temperature and Humidity Control

                        III.C.4 Trace Contaminant Control

                        III.C.5 Colony Ventilation

            III.D Waste and Water Management

                        III.D.1 Waste Collection

                        III.D.2 Waste Processing

                        III.D.3 Recycling

                        III.D.4 Water Storage

                        III.D.5 Water Quality Monitoring

            III.E Plants and Algae

                        III.E.1 Illumination

                        III.E.2 Nutrient Delivery

                        III.E.3 Atmosphere

                        III.E.4 Modules

            III.F Food and Agriculture

                        III.F.1 Food Production

                        III.F.2 Food Preparation

                        III.F.3 Food Storage

            III.G Fire Prevention, Detection, and Suppression

                        III.G.1 Fire Prevention

                        III.G.2 Fire Detection

                        III.G.3 Fire Suppression

            III.H Power

                        III.H.1 Power Distribution

                        III.H.2 Power Generation

                        III.H.3 Power Storage

                                    III.H.3.a Flywheels

                                    III.H.3.b Ultracapacitors

                                    III.H.3.c Fuel Cells


IV. Habitability

            IV.A Basic Habitability Aspects

                        IV.A.1 Climate

                        IV.A.2 Illumination

                        IV.A.3 Colors and Surfaces

                        IV.A.4 Décor

                        IV.A.5 Vibration

                        IV.A.6 Odor

                        IV.A.7 Noise

                        IV.A.8 Pests

                        IV.A.9 Interior Space/Layout

                        IV.A.10 Hygiene

                        IV.A.11 Food

            IV.B Long Term Habitability Aspects

                        IV.B.1 Crew Composition

                        IV.B.2 Health Care

                        IV.B.3 Communication

                        IV.B.4 Privacy

                        IV.B.5 Entertainment

                        IV.B.6 Education

                        IV.B.7 Interior Transportation


V. Employment

            V.A Industry

                        V.A.1 Solar Power

                        V.A.2 Lunar Mining & Manufacturing

                        V.A.3 Asteroid Mining

                        V.A.4 Space Tourism

                        V.A.5 Satellite Construction

            V.B Research

            V.C Exploration


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