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#1 2021-05-14 15:12:32

tahanson43206
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Companion for Fission/Fusion as a power source for all human needs

This topic is offered for comments, suggestions and constructive criticism of Calliban's initiative

Thanks for Calliban for opening this (to me ** very ** ) important topic!

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#2 2021-05-14 17:31:54

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Re: Companion for Fission/Fusion as a power source for all human needs

Here is the target of subject of interest to discuss

Calliban wrote:

As posted by Tom Hanson

The premise is that Nuclear is not only Safe (when handled properly) but it is Essential (a) and (b) a person can live comfortably away from Earth with it as the energy supply for a habitat.  However, the set of topics I am proposing are ** NOT ** limited to heat, light and electricity, which you can already supply. I'm inviting you (and your guest authors) to build up a topic that shows that food, water suitable for drinking, and all other supplies can be made on site using nuclear power.  This is not done on Earth at the moment, so it will be a stretch to work out how to do it in Space.

However, my argument is now (and has been for a number of years) that all human needs can be supplied for a space traveler if sufficient energy is brought to bear on the problem.
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The idea behind this topic is simple, but has enormous implications.  Human beings have basic needs: food, fresh water, oxygen at the right pressure; and a suitable temperature range.  If the energy inputs for these functions can be provided adequately by a nuclear fission or fusion power source, then human civilisation can be freed not just from the confines of the Earth, but the sun as well.  Human colonies can be built throughout the solar system on icy moons or even within icy Kuiper belt or Oort cloud objects.  Ultimately, human life can spread to the stars by slow migration, eventually colonising rogue planets as well as throughout the Milky Way, as well as Oort clouds of the 100 billion or so stars within our galaxy.

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#3 2021-05-14 17:34:12

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Re: Companion for Fission/Fusion as a power source for all human needs

relative topic nuclear is safe

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#4 2021-05-28 17:54:40

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Re: Companion for Fission/Fusion as a power source for all human needs

This Reactor May Have Finally Solved Nuclear Fusion's Biggest Problem

it has a heat exhaust system which is one of the issues for melt down....

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#5 2021-11-24 20:49:42

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Re: Companion for Fission/Fusion as a power source for all human needs

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