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The Prefabricated Lunar Architecture of the Ares V Rocket

[image via the NYT] Extraterrestrial architecture has been on my mind more than usual lately, as I’m currently enthralled by Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars Trilogy and its incredibly well-research speculations on how humans might terraform and build on Mars. The almost unimaginable scale of the martian landscape yields unique architectural responses brought about by both […]

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From the Earth to the Moon, To Live in a Balloon

[image via io9] In honor of today’s debut of the incredibly-named Virgin Galactic White Knight Two and last week’s revelation of the existence of extraterrestrial life from Apollo 14 astronaut and holder of the record for longest continuous moon walk, Edgar Mitchell, let’s look at a new design proposal for a long-term moon base research […]