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James Muncy – ‘Settlement’ Is A Verb

Ever since Columbia, national policymakers have begun talking about human settlement of space as the “ultimate” goal of human spaceflight or exploration. All too often settlement becomes an imagined “end state”, either the iconic O’Neill colony or a more vague notion of millions of humans spread across the solar system.

At the NewSpace 2011 Conference, James Muncy, co-founder of the Space Frontier Foundation and President of PoliSpace, delivers a luncheon speech exploring the meaning of the term Settlement.

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