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NASA Ames Research Center
Stanford Torus habitat
(with Solar mirror and
and passive Lunar-slag
shielding against hard
radiation and micro-
meteors) would rotate to
Only micro-gravity accommodations in orbit around the third planet outward from Sol are available within this system at present. However, construction proposals for bases on Earth's Moon and Mars as well as spacious space settlements with pseudo-gravity via habitat rotation have been in development since the 1970s.
NASA -- larger image
Mir Space Station (1986-2001)
International Space Station : accommodations now under construction.
A Bernal Sphere habitat (at lower right of image below) can house over 100,000 people and support two possible space industries. Solar Power Satellites (SPS) and processing of near-Earth asteroids provide energy for a power-hungry planet as well as material resources for further development of planetary and orbital exploration and colonization.
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