Manifesto

In our manifesto we describe where we stand for and how we are thinking to realize our plans.

Our manifesto is based on the following points:

# Why space colonization in the first place?

# Colonization of the 4th & 5th Lagrange point of the Earth-Sun system

# In situ resource utilization by using NEO resources

# Using off-the-shelf components as much as possible, no need for “new” technology when not necessary

# Establishing of our own launching facilities, not dreaming about “space elevators” and other speculative launch concepts: most realistic are chemical rockets or laser powered systems

# No involvement in projects aimed at the colonization of the Moon and/or Mars

# Funding primarily by crowd funding: NO government support, no “big” sponsors

Many ideas in this document are derived from the following resources:

Lewis, John S. 1997. Mining the Sky. Untold Riches from the Asteroids, Comets and Planets. Helix Books/Basic Books, New York.

Drexler, K. Eric. 1983. “Asteroidal Manifesto” in L5 News, February issue. [Article can be found at http://www.nss.org/settlement/L5news/1983-manifesto.htm (visited at October 3, 2012)]

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For the establishment of secular, liberal, humanist and republican space settlements

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