archive: SETI RE: [ASTRO] The Habitat

SETI RE: [ASTRO] The Habitat

Larry Klaes ( lklaes@zoomtel.com )
Tue, 13 Oct 1998 13:30:32 -0400

Here are some Web sites on Space Settlements to give you a better
idea as to whether they can work or not:

http://science.nas.nasa.gov/Services/Education/SpaceSettlement/

http://members.aol.com/oscarcombs/settle.htm

As for social problems, check out Robert Heinlein's classic SF
novel, Orphans of the Sky. A multigenerational starship society
has no idea it is on a giant ship and believes their world is the
entire universe. I know there are related stories on this subject,
but titles and authors do not come to mind a the moment.

Larry

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From: Asaf S.-T.
Sent: Saturday, October 10, 1998 6:14 PM
To: ASTRO List
Subject: [ASTRO] The Habitat

I just went to a Science-Fiction Conference here in Israel and I went to
a Panel discusson about the Habitat program.

To whoever doesn't know, that Habitat is an idea of sending a big ship to
space, out of the solar system, with a whole community in it (am I wrong,
anybody?). The Spaceship will have a destiny (probably Alpha Centuari, or
another "close" star), and it will go in space for decades & decades. The
Habitat idea could be used in cases of disasters, something like Noahs
Ark.

There are a LOT of problems which come up when thinking about the
Habitat, which include techonolgy, Socialogical problems, population
density, law inforcement etc.

I don't think this Idea can be reality. What do you think?

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Asaf Shtull-Trauring, Amateur Astronomer

http://www.maxnm.com/asaf/