Space Manufacturing Facilities 1974 and 1975

SPACE MANUFACTURING FACILITIES
(Space Colonies)

Proceedings of the Princeton/AIAA/NASA Conference
May 7-9, 1975
(Including the Proceedings of the May, 1974 Princeton Conference on Space Colonization)

Edited by Jerry Grey
March 1, 1977

Published by

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc.
1290 Avenue of the Americas
New York, N.Y. 10019

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PREFACE, pg. iii

ABSTRACT, pg. v

TABLE OF CONTENTS, pg. vii

INTRODUCTION/Gerard K. O’Neill, Princeton University

SECTION I: CONSTRUCTION, pg. 5
1. The Space Manufacturing Facility Concept/ Gerard K. O’Neill, Princeton University, pg. 7
2. Transport of Lunar Material to the Sites of the Colonies/ Thomas A. Heppenheimer, California Institute of Technology, pg. 13
3. Lunar Materials/ David R. Criswell, Lunar Science Institute, pg. 25
4. Deep Space Material Sources/ K. Eric Drexler, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, pg. 29
5. Baseline L5 Construction Station/ Gerald W. Driggers, Southern Research Institute, pg. 33
6. Earth-to-Orbit Transportation for Advanced Space Facilities/ Hubert P. Davis, Johnson Space Center, NASA, pg. 51
7. Advanced Earth-to-Orbit Transportation for Large Space Facilities/ Robert Salkeld, System Development Corporation, pg. 61
8. Laser Propulsion to Earth Orbit/ Arthur R. Kantrowitz, AVCO Everett Research Laboratory, pg. 67
9. Near-Term Chemically-Propelled Space Transport Systems/ Adelbert 0. Tischler, pg. 71

SECTION II. PRODUCTION
1. Process Chemistry for L5/ Philomena Grodzka, Lockheed Missiles & Space Company, pg. 79
2. Industrial Development in Zero-G/ Louis R. McCreight, General Electric Company, pg. 87
3. Production, Assembly, and High Vacuum Fabrication/ C. Mel Adams, University of Cincinnati, pg. 99
4. Closed Ecosystems of High Agricultural Yield/ H.K. Henson and C.M. Henson, Analog Precision, Inc., pg. 105
5. Development of the Satellite Solar Power Station/ Peter E. Glaser, Arthur D. Little, Inc., pg. 115
6. Closed Brayton Cycle Turbines for Satellite Solar Power Stations /Gordon R. Woodcock, The Boeing Company, pg. 129

SECTION III: HUMAN CONSIDERATIONS, pg. 135
1. Some Physiological Effects on Alternation between Zero Gravity and One Gravity/ Ashton Graybiel, Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory at Pensacola, pg. 137
2. Meteoroid and Cosmic-Ray Protection/ Eric C. Hannah, Princeton University, pg. 151
3. Diversity, Survival Value, and Enrichment: Design Principles for Extraterrestrial Communities/ Magoroh Maruyama, Portland State University, pg. 159
4. Architectural Studies for a Space Habitat/ Ludwig Glaeser, Museum of Modern Art, pg. 175
5. New Options for Self-Government in Space Habitats/ Richard Falk, Princeton University, pg. 181
6. Organizational Possibilities for Space Habitat Realization/ Konrad Dannenberg, University of Tennessee, pg. 185
7. International Law and Outer Space Stations/ Edward R. Finch, Finch and Schaefler, pg. 189
8. The INTELSAT Arrangements/ Gus J. Rauschenbach, COMSAT Corporation, pg. 195

SECTION IV: GOVERNMENT ACTIVITIES, pg. 201
1. Summary of Problems of Greatest Urgency/Robert F. Freitag, NASA Headquarters, pg. 203
2. Developing Space Occupancy: Perspectives of NASA Future Space Program Planning/ Jesco von Puttkamer, NASA Headquarters, pg. 209
3. Data Collecting Activities of the “Outlook for Space” Panel/ William G. Stroud, NASA Goddard Space Center, pg. 221
4. Planning for the 1975 NASA-Ames/Stanford University Summer Study/ William L. Verplank, Stanford University, pg. 227
SECTION V: CONFERENCE SUMMARY, pg. 229

1. Overview and Construction/Jerry Grey, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, pg. 231
2. Production/Albert R. Hibbs, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, pg. 239
3. Human Factors/John Billingham, NASA Ames Research Center, pg. 243
4. Applications and Developments/Gerard K. O’Neill, Princeton University, pg. 251

REFERENCES, pg. 261
APPENDIX: Princeton Conference on Space Colonization, May 10, 1974., pg. A-i

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