We kicked off the evening with space colony research at the BIS (The SPACE project), lead by Jerry Stone FBIS, who is also a presenter on astronomy and space exploration since 45 years ago whilst still at school!
Back in the 1970s, plans were developed for large-scale space colonies that could house upwards of 10,000 people. Establishing these habitats could help solve many of the problems that are still with us today down on Earth. The SPACE Project (Study Project Advancing Colony Engineering) aims to update those plans in light of the advances in technology over the last 40 years. This is a very wide-ranging project, including town planning, ecology, etc, as well as the engineering aspects.
That lead us nicely into the topic of Space Law!
"Space law is of crucial importance because as well as the constraints of physics and engineering, any activities in space are always going to be governed by the law. Space development isn't going to take place in a wild, chaotic place without legal rules! " - Adam Manning
With that, we moved over to a quick summary from Stephanie Pau @citizeninventor on our co-learning on DIY Orientation Thruster and follow up space discussions with some more inspiration from more beers - thanks to International Space University for it's generous sponsorship and Hub Westminster for keeping its door open to us till late!
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