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Arnulfo N. Alegria

the history of space habitat concepts

August 1, 0001 / August 13, 2017
the history of space habitat concepts

The men go to the moon, then we explore mars, there is no boundaries of what a strong will can do, there is limits for dreams? I don't think so, If we come this far, I'm sure we can go further and beyond, but what is the history behind the idea of colonization of space, and of course what is the idea behind projects like Asgardia, what drive men to break schemes.

The history of space coloization dates back to mithology and and legends, but the actual ideas come in the form of novels from autors like Jules Verne, Kurd Lasswitz or Edward Everett who suggested the idea of space stations out of earth, in 1903 Konstantin Tsiolkovsky expanded the concept of the manned space station to include rotation for artificial gravity, who use solar energy, and even a space "greenhouse" with a closed ecological system; in 1961 Arthur C. Clarke published a novel suggesting  placing a large station at the Lagrangian libration points where it would maintain a fixed position relative to the Earth and the Moon.

So as we can see the concept of sapce colonies is not new and it was the ambition of men since ancient times, now we can finally see this ambition fulfilled, it is the right time to do it, and Asgardia is the right project, with the conviction that we are the ones indicated to carry it out I do not doubt that the dream of those who preceded us, are indeed in good hands.

Refereces:

  • Verne, J.: Off on a Comet, Paris,1878.
  • Tsiolkovsky, K. E.: Dreams of Earth and Heaven, Nature and Man, Moscow, 1895.
  • Clarke, A. C.: Islands in the Sky, John C. Winston, 1952.
  • Clarke, A. C.: A Fall of Moondust, Harcourt, Brace & Co., 1961.
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