The Space Development Co-op is starting on a 25-year plan to build a “space city” capable of housing up to 2 million people. The Space City, once completed will not require any supplies from Earth and will be completely self-sustaining.
According to the website, “We have designs for a space habitat that will house 2 million people. This ‘space city’ will have all the conveniences of earth including gravity and large bio-diverse habitats that simulate the diverse fauna and flora of Earth. Each member will receive approximately 5000sq ft. of space for their own private residence within the city for their family.
“The habitat offers a simpler life style in a virtually pollution free environment. All capable persons are required to commit only a small amount of labor to the cause. A myriad of facilities will be available to all for fitness, hobbies, culture, workshops, research, sports and more.”
According to Space Development Co-op Founder Louis C. Gelinas, “We have designed a space habitat capable of sustaining about 2 million long term residents. It is a modification of the classic space wheel (actually 4 wheels) on a common axle.
“We have also designed a complete asteroid robotic mining and fabricating system. We are in early stages of development of a prototype miner, ProMiSe 1, that will prove ability to extract iron from an asteroid.”
Far-fetched or not? You decide but I like the idea that they are dreaming big and thinking outside the little box we call “Earth.”