This is the outline of what I prepared to say at the
meeting. I might not have said it all or in this way.
How can we make Hotel sized structures in space
without having to build them?
Answer: pack parachute-cloth bag in the Shuttle bay, fill it with water,
let space freeze it.
How can we make space ship to take 100 or 1000 people to where-ever,
in the inner solar system.
My ancestors the Sicilians, and those Irish guys and their beautiful
women, came over on a boat, 3000 people at time. They were all poor, and
fought over back-breaker jobs once they got here. If you can't haul
that many people, you don't have a "occupy space" program.
structures with volume: you need more volume in space ship than the
stinking porta-potty capsules we have now.
trip too long, don't want go crazy, Use my house dimensions
as example of required space: 8 people, 3600 sq ft, 3 baths, 3 bedrooms,
lots of play rooms.
structures with gravity: must have gravity or bones decalcify, immune
system fails, muscles become wimpy. Requirement: hope for 1 G, settle
for moon gravity.
Shield and stop the deadly Galatic Cosmic Radiation, solar flares,
and all Van aAlen belts.
shield 50 R per year without shielding, 3% cancer per year.
shield 1000 R solar flare = sure dead