Saturday, January 25, 2014

Known Universe - Construction Zone

The inside of the O'Neil colony that can house cities, rolling mountains and cloud formations.

Humanity may one day make its home amongst the stars. Our ability to build large scale structures in outer space will make that vision a reality. Engineering in space represents the future of human civilization, but also poses some of our greatest technical challenges.

Today on Far Future Horizons we present an exciting episode of the acclaimed documentary series the Known Universe – Construction Zone.

Space Colony Construction Zone

In this instalment of the known universe we will travel to NASA's very own tool lab where we will familiarize ourselves with the high tech tools we will need to work in the hostile environment of outer space,  meet the ultimate robotic handyman and learn about the construction techniques and materials that will be needed to build the giant Island 3 Space Colonies envisioned by Gerard K. O’Neill and eventually cities on the Moon, Mars and beyond.

O'Neill Cylinder Exterior View

O'Neill Cylinder Interior View

The "Known Universe" is an exciting  documentary series you will want to add to your collection and is available on DVD from the National Geographic store and

Known Universe - Construction Zone
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