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#1 2019-06-30 10:01:59

tahanson43206
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LUF Living Universe Foundation

20190630  2019/06/30

The Living Universe Foundation has been renewed in the State of Colorado, thanks to the generosity of a member of the younger generation.

I am grateful to have been able to carry the cost of sustaining the records in Colorado for a number of years.

LUF was brought back to life by a group of supporters in 2011, via a Yahoo Group (Living Universe Foundation) [lufteam]

The archived messages of the lufteam group remain available for viewing for anyone with an interest in the history of the organization over a number of years.

Because a lien had been set in place by the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) due to paperwork errors by the officers of the original group, the 2011 team negotiated with the IRS to resolve the issue, and to free the organization to continue under new management.

If I learn of new activity of LUF supporters in the years ahead, I will be happy to report them here.

The Living Universe Foundation was founded by the wife of Marshall T. Savage, author of the remarkable book: The Millennial Project

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Millennial_Project

This new topic is pertinent to the NewMars forum, because Mr. Savage most definitely included settlement of Mars in his vision of the future.

The web site for Living Universe Foundation is www.luf.org

It too was an accomplishment of the team in place in the 2011/2012 time period.

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#2 2019-09-20 08:51:14

tahanson43206
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Re: LUF Living Universe Foundation

The Living Universe Foundation remains alive in both a legal and community sense.

The entity was recently renewed as a non-profit organization in the State of Colorado, USA, and members are working on the latest version of luf.org.

This new version will be (is) built on Wordpress, and I have been invited to contribute an occasional essay to the blog.

https://luf.org/2019/09/20/100/

I requested and received approval to report on activities of the NewMars forum of the Mars Society web site NewMars.org.

My hope is that some cross-flows may occur, as readers of the two sites become familiar with the various offerings.

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#3 2019-12-08 20:56:56

tahanson43206
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Re: LUF Living Universe Foundation

Luf.Org is offering a blog featuring curated posts.

NewMars forum is represented with a couple of posts.

However, there would appear to be an opportunity for cross posting, when a post would fit the theme of NewMars.

Here is a post that might be of interest to NewMars forum readers.

The actual post is fairly lengthy, with discussion of many of the ideas already present in the NewMars archives.

A few ideas may be new to NewMars readers.

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luf.org

Mars – Will Space Solar Power be the key to its future?

John Clarkson
Posted on December 6, 2019

The Developed Martian Colony

Mars is a very hostile place with a thin atmosphere and less solar energy than on Earth. It’s very far away from Earth – anywhere between 55 and 401 million kilometres. (34 million miles and 249 million miles). There’s no life on it as far as we currently know. Its atmosphere is so thin that it is an excellent insulator. However, it might also be so hot in the sun that living things will have problems without considerable energy use to keep cool. Artificially Intelligent (AI) robots will be critical to any development of a martian colony. Also, if we decide to nuke it before we turn up (as Elon Musk suggests) we can thicken up the atmosphere and hopefully create, albeit low gravity, conditions for growing food. To make it worthwhile, we’ll have let the robots build mars before humans arrive.

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