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- We're in their hands: teen space settlement designers display engineering and active-learning skills but their plans fall short on 'liveability'
- Cokley, John; Kavanagh, Lydia; Johnson-Woods, Toni; Bloomer, Rebecca
- The teens of today will be designing the space settlements of 2020 and 2037, the key years announced by NASA for Moon and Mars settlements. This paper examines the ways high school students in Australia, the United States, Europe and Asia think, talk and write about space design, engineering and colonisation and concludes that such settlements would be structurally safe and theoretically sound... but not very liveable: structural and engineering elements would fall within acceptable standards but 'liveability' elements could be enhanced by improvements to educational syllabi and communicative processes.
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- Conference paper
- Proceedings of the 7th Australian Space Science Conference, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 24-27 September 2007 / Wayne Short and Iver Cairns (eds.), pp. 9-20
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- Colonisation; Consultation; Education; Engineering; Journalism; Media; Secondary school students; Space communities; Space design; Space settlements; Teenagers
- National Space Society of Australia
- 9780977574018, 0977574016
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- Copyright © 2008 National Space Society of Australia Ltd.
- Peer reviewed