Space ventures and society: long-term perspectives : final report
Hudson Institute, 1985 - Science - 144 pages
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POTENTIAL 21ST CENTURY SPACE DEVELOPMENTS
AN OPTIMISTIC SCENARIO
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20th century 2lst century activities asteroids automated average became become billion Brazil Chinese cis-lunar Class Colonies in Space commercial communications computers concept cooperation countries cultures decades early earth economic growth effective energy environment European Space Agency expanding extraterrestrial factor frontier future space gross world product growing growth rate Herman Kahn Hudson Institute human important improved increasing industrial revolution investments launch least living in space long-term lunar major military moon NASA NASA's nations operational Optimistic Scenario orbit outcome payloads percent perhaps pessimistic planetary political population possible post-industrial potential processes progress quarter rapidly relatively robots satellites science and technology scientific Shuttle social society Solar Civilization Soviet space budgets space colonies space development space exploration space industrialization space program space stations space tourists space transportation space travel space ventures space-based SSTO successful Table term transportation costs U.S. space