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IS this related to our TC?

  • 1.  IS this related to our TC?

    Posted 06 Aug, 2020 19:45
    I see a Space Colonization Engage group, and a SCTC engage group.
    I am chair of the SCTC.
    So are you all also in my TC?

    bryce

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    Bryce Meyer
    SCTC Chair 2020
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  • 2.  RE: IS this related to our TC?

    Posted 10 Aug, 2020 03:17
    I'm not sure how the communities work. I signed up as a member because of  my interest in space colonization. I believe the focus of colonization must be commercial. There are two basic economies. An internal economy and an external economy The basis for colonization is an intent to create a self sufficient community which is essentially an internal economy. To establish a colony one must establish an external economy. An example of an external economy is Solar Power Satellites or Space Tourism. These industries would support the transfer of workers into space. The question is why these workers would become permanent residents of space and begin to have families that would populate the space colonies. To this question I would offer that a small percentage of  the workers would find the space environment attractive so that after a decade or so of rapid turn around of employees there would be a core of permanent residents in space of 10 to 30%. Second, the space colony would be flagged property placing it under the jurisdiction of the Nation whose flag it flies. Assuming this is a US space colony it is reasonable to accept foreign nationals under work visas. Such individuals would be seeking US citizenship and would be required to spend a lengthy period of time at the Colony to qualify. A third segment are those individuals who for some reason are driven to the idea of space colonization. Perhaps they have a famous ancestor like Daniel Boone and see space as the Final Frontier. These people would then seek ways to fit into the space colony. These people would be highly motivated but possibly lacking the skill sets for work found in the colony.. A tourist resort in space might have a population of 10,000 people, but only 1000 might be employees. To create a colony this 1000 employees would need to have children and an infrastructure that supports them as well as the tourists..

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    James Sloan
    Space Systems Analyst
    Information Universe
    Carson CA
    (310)515-0618
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  • 3.  RE: IS this related to our TC?

    Posted 13 Aug, 2020 04:28
    My interpretation of the Outer Space Treaty is that it affirms that Outer Space and the celestial bodies in Outer Space are International Territory and so cannot be claimed by any one Nation because the land is owned by all Nations. Because International Territory is owned by all Nations it is accepted that resources found in International territory may be removed by any Nation at which point the resources become the property of that Nation. Habitats do not enclose International territory but rather displace it. To minimize friction between Nations here on Earth, Oil Drilling platforms in International waters are allowed to control the area beyond the platform to a distance of 500 meters. Within a Habitat the rule if law prevails under the flag that the Habitat flies. Individuals are also subject to the laws of their citizenship even though their actions are outside the boundaries of their Nation. There are still a number of questions dealing with property such as roads or powerlines.. While one Nation should be able to forbid the use of its property such as a road, the road cannot block the passage of another Nation's vehicle. That vehicle has the right to cross the road but not travel any significant distance on the road. Because of differences in vehicle design the crossing of the road might cause significant damage to the road. The vehicle's Nation would still be financially responsible for the damage. This could lead to a compromise where road crossings are reinforced to handle the foreign vehicle One area I don't see a solution for is the buying and selling of raw land. The Moon Treaty put forward this idea but none of the space capable nations want to make their nation subservient to the UN. In the US during the Early homestead act the boundaries had to be defined by physical markers and the location registered at a local office and the land had to be improved by the building of a cabin and the digging of a well . I suspect that something similar will occur on the Moon with the land area being defined  by the size of the population and the amount of time they actually spend on the Moon.  For example: 12 people live in a habitat for 3 Months. The area they then control is equal to 3 man years or three habitats where each  control an area of .pi X 250,000 meters squared.  Roughly three quarters if a square kilometer per person.

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    James Sloan
    Space Systems Analyst
    Information Universe
    Carson CA
    (310)515-0618
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