Libra: The 21st Century (Libertarian) Space Colony

There's nothing hotter right now than starting your own libertarian-minded community from scratch. Or at least threatening to do so. » 8/20/14 4:00pm 8/20/14 4:00pm

Space, Utopia's Final Frontier

The colonization of Earth's orbit, the Moon, Mars, and other planets still promises a kind of space utopia for Homo sapiens. Since the second half of the 20th century, more and more concepts have imagined how it could be possible for humans to live in permanent habitats beyond our planet. The following 28 images show… » 4/18/14 10:20am 4/18/14 10:20am

NASA In the 1970s: 10,000-Person Space Colony By the Year 2000!

Ah, sweet, sweet naivety. In this reto-tastic NASA video about space colonization, the narrator waxes optimistically about building a 10,000-person space colony before the year 2000. Hey, at least we got the ISS, right? [Boing Boing] » 7/17/11 6:00pm 7/17/11 6:00pm

Decades-Old NASA Concept Art Imagined Slightly More People Living On…

In the 1970s, NASA conducted a number of summer studies to create artwork depicting the future of space colonies. At 10,000 people, these colonies housed slightly more people than the current three-person ISS crew. » 2/08/09 3:00pm 2/08/09 3:00pm