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Princeton physicist Freeman Dyson came, bringing his speculations on advanced stellar societies. He got very excited, and stayed for the second day as well.

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So did a few other people. The second day was open to the press, and there were a couple of local reporters along with Walter Sullivan, who wrote a news article which the editors of the Times put on the front page. colonies in space

Things began to pick up. There was a short article on the meeting in Time magazine.

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In August there was an article in the British journal, the New Scientist. Bernard Oliver, vice-president at Hewlett-Packard, wrote a very detailed critique.


His Physics Today article had mentioned some opportunities for manufacturing in space, but what was needed colonies in space some really large-scale manufacturing operation. Jesco von Puttkamer, the NASA official who controlled his funding, supplied just the idea he was looking for.

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The satellites would then send electricity down to Earth via microwave beam. The satellites would then be moved into high Earth orbit, where they would convert sunlight into electricity. He was Eric Hannah, who colonies in space acquired his Ph.


He gave several more talks, including one at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, early in February, which I attended. JPL is a hotbed of interest in space colonization, and the seat Von Karman Auditorium named for the aeronautical pioneer was colonies in space JPL was completely filled.

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I went up after his talk and met him and so was introduced into the community of space colonizers. I offered to give a paper at the next Princeton conference and eventually was invited to do this.

The second Princeton conference was sponsored by the leading technical aerospace colonies in space, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. It was also sponsored by NASA, which provided a grant to underwrite it.

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At almost the last moment, colonies in space National Science Foundation likewise came up with a grant; so the participants had their travel and lodging expenses paid. There were a number of rather distinguished people among the conferees. Peter Glaser, the inventor of satellite power stations was there, as was Gordon Woodcock of Boeing, who had come up with a different type of design.

Eric Drexler was back again, from MIT. There was Edward Finch, former ambassador to Panama, to speak on space law. Assorted NASA officials were there to discuss what would colonies in space needed in the way of launch vehicles and how space colonization might fit into NASA plans for the future.

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Colonies in space great deal of useful work came out of that conference. There were key technical results involving space transportation, sources of lunar materials, and space power sources, as well as proposals for possible social and cultural organizations in a colony.

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Colonies in space received its share of attention too. They raise turkeys, rabbits, and chickens on their lot, and get their milk from pet goats. With the Princeton conference over, attention turned to the forthcoming NASA study, the second major event for It was sponsored by the American Society for Engineering Education and represented its annual summer program in engineering colonies in space design.