The International Space Station (ISS) has served the world in a variety of ways, even early in its development. This report develops how to use the information gathered from the ISS and apply it to the creation of a commercialized space station. This will be the first step towards the colonization of space. The ISS is used as a guide indicating which components of a space station are necessary. This report also considers possible products for a commercial station and analyzes the viability of these options. Finally the effects (of developing a colony in space) on humanity are discussed. This project may serve as a guide for future endeavors into the colonization of space.
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