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Living in the Sky
Essays and notes are invited toward "Living in the
Sky" solutions. Occupiable structures lifted into the sky is a
centuries old art that continues to develop. The unfolding golden age
of tethered aviation K3 is invitating new challenges and solutions for
living in the sky. Humans have been occupying structures that are
flown by aircraft, balloons, kite systems, rockets, parachutes, hang
gliders, paragliders, sailplanes, space stations, hung structures, etc.
Matters of oxygen, blood circulation, g forces, motion, harnessing,
warmth, water, food, medical attention, weightlessness, communications,
etc. have received various amounts of study. Duration of a "living"
episode varies from seconds to months; and in K3 there is envisioned
permanent living in the sky also. The design of "homes" in the sky
vary from a simple harness to huge Buckminster Fuller Cloud Nine
floating city or huge space colonies. The atmosphere of earth
will increasingly be occupied by aerotecture solutions. The
free-falling nude skydiver is "at home" but very cold, so such minimal
short-term "homes" are not common; rather products of aerotecture do serve
and will increasingly serve ever more people for various purposes.
Comment and development of this topic will be occurring here.
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