Learning to Live on Mars

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Presentation of the International Spaceflight Museum’s Mars Base / Universal Habitat analog astronaut / colonist training facility. Will discuss the features of construction virtually, but will focus on how people interested in either learning more about colonizing Mars, or who want to begin training to colonize the Red Planet at some point in the future, to use the ISMs facility to begin that training process. How the facility portrays three phases of colony construction, how current technologies will be used to realize this construction using In Situ Resource Utilization of resources already present on Mars to drastically reduce the cost of both travel to Mars and to make living on Mars not only survivable, but to grow and thrive into a self sustaining colony capable of making mankind a multiplanetary species.


Dec 11 2021


2:00 pm - 2:30 pm




Keynote Auditorium


  • Michael Lorrey / Mike Lorrey
    Michael Lorrey / Mike Lorrey

    Mike Lorrey has a long history in Virtual Worlds and VR. As an editor of cyberpunk author Neal Stephenson’s Quicksilver Metaweb wiki, and an early participant in Blaxxun, he has been affiliated with the Extropy Institute transhumanist futurist think tank, developing proposals and solutions for many technology based problems foreseen by the organiztion in the 1990s. Since joining Second Life in 2006 he became one of the top 25 land barons and developed the first virtual stock exchange, capitalized the first commercial opensim grid, as well as being a pioneer in blockchain technology development. He is currently a Director of the International Spaceflight Museum with facilities in SL and Kitely, and is founder of Galactic Systems and the Galactic Virtual World grid. He cofounded the OMRG earlier this year.

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