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Links to Other Websites on Space Colonies

The PERMANENT section on space colonies is admittedly outdated, but we will be adding material. In addition to all the links cited in the other pages, the following links are either new whereby they haven't been added yet to another page, or else don't seem to fit in anywhere else in these pages but are worth listing below.

L5 First City in Space is a 3-D IMAX movie produced by Sony Theatres and released in 1996 about a first space habitat, based on the same O'Neill concepts presented here at PERMANENT (i.e., rotating for artificial gravity, and growing their own food), albeit in a wild sci-fi movie. A review of the movie was written up and sent to PERMANENT by Mike Combs, and his website (see below) keeps a link to where you can order it on DVD.

External links:

International Space Station (ISS) research

This deep subsection of the website lists International Space Station (ISS) research experiments. See the ones in the categories "Human Research" and "Biology and Biotechnology".

Biosphere 2 Biospherics

Covers Biosphere 1 (1984-1994) and Biosphere 2 (research thereafter).

Mike Combs Space Settlement page

Mike Combs is a longtime advocate of space settlements and has maintained a small site since the 1990s. While much of the material on this site is decades old, his "Computer Animations" section is modern and has some nice YouTube animations of "Stanford Torus" wheel colonies.

A very small site by Canadian longtime space professional Randy Shelly, it is a startup for building space habitats from asteroidal material.

Island One Society

This website by Dale Amon looks like it hasn't been updated since the mid-1990s but the domain and hosting continue. Lots of text. > Space Colonies > Links to Other Websites


PERMANENT needs a PHP / MySQL (actually, MariaDB) programmer. Are you a PHP / MySQL programmer interested in getting into space development as a career, or already working in space development? Or do you know somebody else who might be interested?

There is an ongoing process to update this website in 2019 with a target relaunch in 2020.
This website is actually very out of date. Much of the website text content was written in the 1980s to early 2000s, but that's a different matter. As regards PHP / MySQL, some offline databases go into the 2010s, as regards professional publications, engineers, companies, etc., and this is what we need programming help with. We are updating our databases on people, organizations, publications, and other things, for open source space development for all.

The current status is we have some working databases which we have been using internally for a long time for organizing professional publications, and to track people (authors, R&D people, other professionals, quality volunteers, journalists, etc.) and organizations. We want to put information online for the general public pending a security review of the programming code.

Step 1 is fixing some bugs in what we already have, the PHP code. It is functional, and been used a long time, but there are some bugs.
Step 2 will be improving the system. Some small improvements would help its usability.
Step 3 will be a security check for putting it online for the general public to be able to access and use, but with reasonable protection against hackers.
After Step 3, the main mission is accomplished, as regards PHP / MySQL, though of course we hope to keep people engaged and happy, and the sky's not the limit.

This is a volunteer, unpaid role at this point in time. A limited paid role would be considered on a tight budget, such as for at least bug fixing with some minor improvements, and/or a security review of our code before it goes online publicly. If you or one of your friends or associates may be interested, please send an email to spaceprogrammer at ... of course this domain.

Reasons to do something yourself:

  • It will help save life on our special planet -- be part of the solution in your generation.
  • It will create and secure a better future for your children and grandchildren.
  • It could be an interesting, cool, and a fun adventure for your life!

You can join us and volunteer to help out,

... or ...

If you're short on time, you can just donate:

The Permanent Space Development Foundation, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
If you would like to make a quick donation to our humanistic cause,
then please click on one of the buttons below (which go to PayPal).

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