“The shift from public to private priorities in space is especially significant because a widely shared goal among commercial space’s leaders is the achievement of a large-scale, largely self-sufficient, developed space economy…

If such space-economy visions are even partially realized, the implications for society — and economists — will be enormous. After all, it will be our best chance in human history to create and study economic societies from a (nearly) blank slate.”  

— Matt Weinzierl in Space, the Final Economic Frontier
 

Space Colony image courtesy of the NASA Ames Research Center. Artwork by Rick Guidice.
Three Colonies, housing approximately 10,000 people, were designed in the 1970s. Artistic renderings of the concepts were created.
 

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