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    Good morning and welcome to the future 👋

    Who hasn’t, at one time or another, imagined what life might be like in 50 or 100 years? In the 70s, researchers did just that, predicting that many people would, at some point, be living in colonies in space. We’re still not there yet, but their ideas are fascinating.

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    Colonizing space 70s style

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    Back in 1975, a group of NASA and Stanford University researchers undertook a project to design space colonies of the future. Over 45 years later, we are still firmly earthbound (except for the astronauts and billionaires amongst us!), but these artists’ impressions are still pretty fascinating. Dive Deeper →

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