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Christie Moore 995148095 Date: February 4 th , 2008 L-M T.A.: Zhiqi Huang AST 251 Research Paper Outline Topic 9: Interstellar Colonization Essay body discusses: A method of Interstellar colonization will be proposed discussing: Necessary materials Possible locations of colonization –terrestrial-like planets, satellites, and asteroids. (The distance restraint will be discussed, and locations such as the Moon and Near Earth Asteroids will be examined) Required Energy Transportation technology and Von Neumann probes The relationship between organisms, their habitat and the non-Earth environment will be laid out: Full isolation from the environment (NASA’s environmental control and life support system, Biosphere 2 project, BIOS-3) Terraforming –changing the environment to become a life-friendly habitat Changing organisms to become more compatible with the environment (genetic engineering, transhumanism, cyborg) The effects of society (culture, politics, science fiction) will be explored as well as human
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