Futurizonte Editor’s Note: The new space station will spin like the space station in 2001 and it will look that the space station in Star Trek DS9. Mere coincidence?
Original author and publication date: Brian Wang – August 23, 2019
The Goal of Gateway Foundation Von Braun Station is to build a dual-use station that is economically self-sustaining.
This space station would have 11 million cubic meters of pressurized volume versus 931 meters for the International space station. This would be 12,000 times larger volume. It would be 488 meters in diameter. It would have 1.6 times the diameter of the largest stadium dome (300 meters in diameter) in the world which is a sports stadium in Singapore.
It will have the volume of about 20 of the largest cruise ships.
The space station would spin like the space station in 2001. It would generate its own gravity. It would be designed to very comfortably hold 1500 staff and guests.
They have created a technically feasible engineering design. Von Braun Station creation will also form a space construction industry with bots, pods, drones, construction arms, new space suits, and large-scale truss building machines designed for building large structures in space.
This video, and the ones that will follow, were made for NASA and other aerospace engineers to see that this is a technically feasible design, with a solid business plan, that will allow NASA and other space agencies to buy, rent, or lease space on this station very affordably.
Later, when they have acquired the low-gravity data they need, they can move on to other projects with no binding financial ties.
We ask you all the same two questions:
1. Is this a good design?
2. Is the time right to build a rotating station to acquire valuable, low-gravity, human physiology data?
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