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NASA’s vision for space exploration circa 1975

In the summer of 1975, when space exploration was less than two decades old, NASA Ames Research Center and Stanford University held a space settlement design summit, known as the 1975 NASA Summer Study, that envisioned what life in space might look like, with a focus on orbiting spaceships. The result was a document called “Space settlements: A design study.” 

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(Note: One of these is actually from Close Encounters of the Third Kind. It’s a blind item. We’ll never tell.)

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    I love NASA concept art from the seventies. Also, I’m pretty sure William Gibson based the luxury space station in...
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    When I participated in a competition to design a space station in grade school, my team’s design looks hella lot like...
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    As a fan of Across the Universe (the book), I totally see this as Godspeed.
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