Science Technology Space Colonization
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This category is for the technologies needed to move humanity into space and the organizations dedicated to that goal.
Space colonization is the process through which we become a true space -aring civilization by placing self sustaining colonies in space or on other worlds.

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PERMANENT
Rapid development of space using material from asteroids near Earth and from the Moon.
'Second Earth' Found, 20 Light Years Away
Article from the Guardian on the discovery of an earth-like planet following a three year search for habitable planets by the European Southern Observatory at La Silla in Chile.
AIAA - Space Colonization Technical Committee
Committee of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics formed in 2002, to promote the identification and development of advanced concepts, science, and technology that will support, enhance and enable permanent human presence in space.
The Apollo Society
Organization dedicated to advance space exploration and the establishment of human communities beyond Earth.
Artificial Gravity
Articles on rotating structures by Ted Hall, with links to dissertation, conference papers, and software.
Astrosociology.com
Study of sociological aspects of space exploration and settlement.
CosmosFrontier.com
Organisation aiming to promote the idea of space colonization as a long-term solution to the big problems facing humanity. Provides information on astronomy, space exploration and colonization as well as science-fiction.
Foundation Future 25
Emerging platform for long-term thinking, acting and growth. Supporting space colonization and the development of life and humanity on earth earth, the planets and in the universe.
Galleria 2433
Ideas for colonizing the moon, Mars, the asteroid belt and the galaxy.
Gliese 581 c
Wikipedia entry for newly-discovered, extra-solar, "habitable" planet, 20 light-years away.
Inter PlaNetary Internet
Internet Society special interest group focused on deep space, long time-lag communications.
Island One Society
Propulsion systems, business ideas, archives of space meetings and journals, and political advocacy for the space frontier.
Laying the Foundation for Space Solar Power: (2001)
National Research Council study of NASA's late 1990's space solar power efforts.
NASA Ames - Space Settlement Contests
Annual design contest for school-age kids, grades 6-12. Links to winning designs.
National Space Society Roadmap for the Settlement of Space
List of Milestones and Barriers to Space Settlement
Notable Nearby Stars
Information about nearby star systems out to 65 light years.
Oregon L5 Society
Oregon chapter of the National Space Society; many studies and reports on in-situ resource utilization and related aspects of space development.
Pioneer Organisms Nominated for Terraforming
Introducing life forms into a barren environment is called ecopoiesis. This article suggests several microbes suitable for pioneering introduction to Mars and Venus.
Self Contained Off-world Residential Environment
Full design from the grand prize winner in the 1997 NASA-Ames Space Settlement Design Contest.
Space Colonies
Full text of the 1977 CoEvolution book _Space Colonies_, which is now out of print.
Space Colony Artwork 1970s
A collection of images from early NASA work on large-scale space habitats.
Space Elevator
Information from Wikipedia on this proposed structure designed to transport material from Earth's surface into space.
Space Elevator Reference
Scientific, engineering, economic and policy challenges inherent in constructing the solar systems first space elevator.
The Space Frontier Foundation
Organization composed of space activists, scientists and individuals from all backgrounds and nations. It aims to open the space frontier to human settlement as rapidly as possible. Includes a blog and details of conferences.
Space Settlement
NASA research office offering introduction to the subject with studies, on-line books, links and a student contest.
Space Settlement - Colonizing the Cosmos
Al Globus' studies, reviews, and links on the subject of O'Neill-style space settlements.
Space Settlement - National Space Society
Collection of essays, articles, studies, and other reference materials on all aspects of colonizing and settling space.
Space Settlement Initiative
A proposal to grant ownership of land on the moon and Mars to companies that establish settlements and agree to sell passage to anyone willing to pay a fair price.
The Space Settlement Institute
A non-profit association founded to help promote space colonization; emphasis on property rights law.
The Space Settlers' Society
contacts and articles on European space advocacy, ramjets, and space tourism.
Space Solar Power Workshop
Discussion of the energy path for space development.
Space Studies Institute
The organization founded by Gerard O'Neill, with detailed information about his space settlement proposals.
SpaceArchitect.org
AIAA subcommittee on aerospace architecture in space and on Earth.
SpaceElevatorWiki
Intended to be a repository of information and a baseline for research on the space elevator.
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