1970s NASA Space Colony Art

This could be your neighborhood. Via the Public Domain Review, think tank concepts for possible off-Earth colonies — a glorious glimpse at what could have been in an alternate reality:

In the 1970s the Princeton physicist Gerard O’Neill, with the help of NASA Ames Research Center and Stanford University, held a series of space colony summer studies which explored the possibilities of humans living in giant orbiting spaceships. Colonies housing about 10,000 people were designed and a number of artistic renderings of the concepts were made.

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  • Shawn

    Amazing!

  • Shawn

    Amazing!

  • Your Reality Unfolded

    This could have been OUR reality if the corrupt pieces of shit in charge didn’t get their way. It’s absolutely mind boggling, the technology that is suppressed now a days. Just this year there was a ~60% increase in patent secrecy. 

    I think the former head of Lockheed Skunk Works, Ben Rich, said it the best:  

    “We already have the means to travel among the stars, but these technologies are locked up in black projects and it would take an act of God to ever get them out to benefit humanity….. anything you can imagine we already know how to do.”   

  • Your Reality Unfolded

    This could have been OUR reality if the corrupt pieces of shit in charge didn’t get their way. It’s absolutely mind boggling, the technology that is suppressed now a days. Just this year there was a ~60% increase in patent secrecy. 

    I think the former head of Lockheed Skunk Works, Ben Rich, said it the best:  

    “We already have the means to travel among the stars, but these technologies are locked up in black projects and it would take an act of God to ever get them out to benefit humanity….. anything you can imagine we already know how to do.”   

  • MrA

    Wow… that’s what’s possible when you open your mind. Incredible! 

  • MrA

    Wow… that’s what’s possible when you open your mind. Incredible! 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DZM2Z2A6N3U6EZSGPO6QPRAM2Q Alan

    Colony illustration could just as easily represent a floating trailer park.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DZM2Z2A6N3U6EZSGPO6QPRAM2Q Alan

    Colony illustration could just as easily represent a floating trailer park.

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    • JaceD

      It reminds me of Iain M. Banks’ Orbitals from his Culture Novels.

  • Anonymous

    It reminds me of Iain M. Banks’ Orbitals from his Culture Novels.

  • Anonymous

    It reminds me of Iain M. Banks’ Orbitals from his Culture Novels.

  • http://www.gunnook.com Cbirdsell

    I love looking at these old pics of what the future is going to be some right others in left field

  • http://www.gunnook.com Cbirdsell

    I love looking at these old pics of what the future is going to be some right others in left field

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