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    Design for a Space Habitat With Artificial Gravity That Could Be Grown Larger Over Ti

    There are two main approaches that humanity can take to living in space.* The one more commonly portrayed is of us colonizing other celestial bodies such as the Moon and Mars.* That approach comes with some major disadvantages, including dealing with toxic soils, clingy dust, and gravity wells. The alternative is to build our own …
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    A long term goal, but we need to start smaller that the behemoth described. We don't even have a beginner's version of a spinning centrifuge in orbit yet.

    A good proof of concept for expansion could be a cylindrical row of spinning "wheels" sharing a common axle, to grow it just add more wheels to the ends. Or the classic string-of-beads habitat.
    "I'm planning to live forever. So far, that's working perfectly." Steven Wright

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    The main flaw in the proposed design is that the inner sections would get lower in spin "gravity" every time the structure was expanded. So people might have to move each time, especially if they had growing children.
    "I'm planning to live forever. So far, that's working perfectly." Steven Wright

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