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Designing and Building Space Colonies: A Blueprint for the Future

Narrated by: Martin Ettington
Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
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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

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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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  • Olga Seimm
  • 19-11-2019

Well Done!!

This boo is out of this world indeed. The concept is very much cleared and would like to recommend it.

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  • Renate Zielinskii
  • 19-11-2019

Well-Organised

The book is very well written and organized. The concepts are easy to follow and the logic behind each premise detailed and conclusive.

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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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  • Michel Blodgett
  • 19-11-2019

Five Stars

In particular, his ability to tie in the future of space with the past Enlightenment values and traditions of exploration, expansion, freedom, and democracy. Without these goals, we doom our descendants to a crowded, resource-poor, stagnant, and depleted civilization.

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  • Charlsie Millsaps
  • 19-11-2019

Good One

Although this may be some of Martin's more speculative work, it is in the main backed up by his sound technical foundation in engineering and physics.

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  • Jamar Twomey
  • 19-11-2019

Super Book

Martin knows what he is talking about. This book was great! Martin leads us from the early space program, through the technology we could build today -- but haven't -- and into the far, far future.

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  • Rhett Mercer
  • 18-11-2019

Well Done

Astonishingly imaginative and technically authoritative, this is the single best and most important book that exists right now on the possibilities for the human future in space.

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  • Oswaldo Trezza
  • 18-11-2019

Inspiring

This is a wonderful, inspiring work that should be read by anyone who's ever dreamed of treading on another planet; and perhaps more so by those who haven't. Enjoy!

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  • Gen Lacasil
  • 18-11-2019

Well Organised

The main accomplishment of this book, and the thing that makes this author a hero in my eyes is that he has organized the ingredients for dreaming. Intelligent, sensible, deeply exciting dreaming. Dreams that could come true.

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  • Lucien Mcmahon
  • 18-11-2019

Good One

Great overview of space technology and space possibilities with some glaring errors of fact. Recommended