SPACE POLICY
- policy recommendations for the current administration -




  Legacy Earth independence is calculated by measuring how much mass no longer needs to be shipped as the base produces things for itself.
 
  Lunar COTS Earth independence is calculated by measuring how much mass no longer needs to be shipped as the base produces things for itself.
 
  Starship Tipping Point It appears that all of the necessary resources needed for Earth independence is present on the Moon and likely Mars.
 
  Commercial LEO It is complex, but we have a good idea of the source of metals and how to melt, cast, and machine it into parts.
 
  Private Workers First The source of organics is well known on both the Moon and Mars. Producing things like plastics is fairly straightforward.
 
  Earliest Mars Will partial gravity be sufficient for generational reproduction. If not, hopefully artificial gravity will help.
 
  Path to Settlement Obviously, to survive long term, the colony will have to produce its own habitats. How can this be done?
 
  Terrestrial Demonstrator Obviously, to survive long term, the colony will have to produce its own habitats. How can this be done?
 
  The Gateway An Earth independent base would need to meet the nutritional and culinary needs of its crew. How?
 
  International Lunar COTS An Earth independent base would need to meet the nutritional and culinary needs of its crew. How?
 
  Commercial Space Ideology Excellent laboratory work has been done demonstrating that solar cells can be produced from known lunar material.
 
  Phases of Funding Shipping a "sufficient supply" of electronics would buy time to implement protocols to produce good enough electronics.
 
  US Space Leadership Studies show that frozen embryos are viable for decades and perhaps longer.
 
  Mars Simultaneously With Moon What information will the colonists need and how best to store and retrieve it?
 
  Retirement is the Business Case Surviving is one thing. But ultimately, humanity will have to spread yet further.
 

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