Faculty Advisor

Humi, Mayer


This project considered the motivation for human exploration and colonization of space. We first examined the role that space has played throughout history, followed by a look into the direct benefits to humanity that have resulted from the space industry, mainly health and technological advancements. Finally we investigated prospects for the future of space exploration including advanced propulsion systems, potential colonization locations, and the new Space Initiative recently set forth by President Bush.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2004

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences