Faculty Advisor

Humi, Mayer

Abstract

This project studies human interaction with space and investigates the feasibility and sustainability of creating an extraterrestrial colony. Commercial interests and the preservation of humanity have recently rejuvenated curiosity and desire to expand human presence in space. The biggest technical setback in space activity is the high cost of space transportation. A revolution in propulsion is needed to make colonizing space a possibility. This report investigates the buildup of this breakthrough and how it would change future of humanity.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2011

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Military Science (Army ROTC)

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