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Publisher's Summary

One of the greatest adventures in the future of humanity will be to construct, work, and live in space-based structures.

In this audiobook, we look at the history of ideas for living in space, proposed space colony designs, and technology. The details of current life-support technology on the International Space Station are reviewed, as well as what technologies will be required for the development of large-scale space colonies and other things in terms of financing and materials availability.

Finally, we conclude with some recommendations to get us ready to build these colonies.

©2017 Martin Ettington (P)2017 Martin Ettington

What listeners say about Designing and Building Space Colonies: A Blueprint for the Future

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Poor Narrator

Mistakes in pronunciation and background noise, made it hard to focus on content. Should employ a professional narrator or have had a third party review before going live.

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  • Sasha Blanchard
  • 14-07-2019

Amazing Knowledge

This is a great book. It is easy to understand and it has tons of information that has been so helpful to me in my Space Science class.

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  • Scotty Golden
  • 14-07-2019

Very Informational

A lot of information explained in a simple stupid way. Great for beginners and intermediate space science students. You'll be sure to learn something new.

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  • Reuben Erickson
  • 14-07-2019

What a Concept

What a concept given by this author in this space colonies audiobook. I really loved it.

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  • McGuire Abigail
  • 13-07-2019

Five Stars

I bought this book for my space science class and it's very easy to understand and interesting as well. The information in the book will help out a lot if you find yourself knowledgeable on technology.

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  • Mira Wilson
  • 13-07-2019

Explained In a Simple Way

It's written to where it's easy to understand, there's tons of interesting things to break the monotony of just reading. From what I've seen, none of it's hard to understand.

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  • Sophia Harris
  • 13-07-2019

Interesting Information

This interesting audiobook contained very useful information. I look forward to this author for more work on this subject.

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  • Isabella White
  • 13-07-2019

A Complete Guide

The book is complete enough to learn about the concept of space colonies and its structures. Its a great researched book.

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  • Jack
  • 13-07-2019

I Like It

This kind of book is for people who have almost no knowledge on how the space colonies stands for. Basic and interesting book.

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  • Ruldoo
  • 13-07-2019

Great to follow

This book is great. It's easy to follow and had great examples...it's technical, but anyone can follow it.

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  • Byron Juarez
  • 11-07-2019

Recommended

I highly recommend this audiobook for freshman and sophomore space science classes. This is a book your students will listen to and enjoy!

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  • Krystina Kimmell
  • 19-11-2019

A Great Concept

The optimism and achievability of the essentials of Martin's vision more than makeup for any frustrations he expresses at things that he sees as hindrances.

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  • Rey Bullock
  • 17-11-2019

So Far So Good

With Entering Space and his other books, Martin shows that he is a skilled author and a visionary advocate for human expansion into space.

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  • Jessica Phillips
  • 20-09-2019

Good Read

Lots of fun, inspirational and fairly entertaining. Great place for my son and I to browse and get some ideas.

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  • Arturo English
  • 20-09-2019

Interesting Study

Will it be for everyone? No. Your enjoyment of this book will depend heavily on your interest. But if you felt like Space knowledge, then you probably want to pick this up. You know who you are.

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