|Planetary Biological Hazard
Design process for assessing potential and possible hazards for integrating life to another planet.
Create paper on the ethics and potential dangers of landing any vehicles and especially human visitation of planets. The danger of inoculating life forms in the open environment on another planet.
An international conference and summit should be conducted to deal with rights and uses, and provide a legal framework to coordinate future endeavors in space.
Procedures for hazardous processes identification should be specified for all future space-exploration. This should be drawn as an international code of law and specify for all exploration and planetary environments.
The question of whether the introduction of life will permanently poison a planet, rendering its environment uninhabitable must be thoroughly addressed. There are trillions of micro-organisms traveling with people: Humans = Bag of Bugs.
Slime mold and penicillin are among the most robust life-forms, many of which are extraordinarily hard to eliminate from equipment and pose a nearly impossible job of abating. Slime organisms, as an example, are so pervasive, forms are found in deep caves, - are sulfur based, and need no sunlight. The many organisms we may bring, may allow a few to form a supporting cycle of life.
If we go to Mars, there will be an absolute, 100% result. The many possibilities need to be examined under the full scrutiny of the scientific community. This proposed Hazard ID Project is paramount, wholly necessary preparatory work and not small. It needs to be an international effort.
The importance of doing such a project needs to be communicated and considered by the wider science community.
Procedures for hazardous processes identification will need to be specified under international treaty for all future space-exploration where it must be seen that each environment is unique and needs to be uniquely assessed.
At the present time, inquiries for endeavors on this subject finds people pressing forward on their various projects without any apparent concern nor even notion of this problem.
If we go to Mars and turn it into a poison-pit, that would not be good. The future should then inquire as to the nature of those supposed of expertise.
Create controlled centrifugal, integrated modular habitats design to accommodate space vehicles and planetary installations.
1): Design three sizes of centrifugal-force ring living environments. These should all be designed for multiple modular configurations as needed.
These can be permanent, fully integrated space craft that land and remain as planetary domiciles. They can be moved and become space-craft again.
Also design hexagonal cells, or other geometries for modular units that can be disengaged from their Earth-to-Mars vehicle, be transported by shuttle to the surface and then stack and ride in carrousels on a circular track or around the center access hub. Gondolas transport to and from living quarters to the center hub where people descend or ascend from tram tunnels under ground.
Permanent life-domes could be a covered carrousel of the hex living quarters that were the living quarters in the spacecraft and ride inside each dome as a carrousel to create a faux-gravity - having had the same function on the inter-planetary spacecraft. These should be designed such that smaller domes could eventually become much larger units to take best advantage of mass for a flywheel effect.
Figure angle of flooring to carrousels diameter for best weight to speed false-gravity effect.
Life-domes should covered with a skin that provides solar power and insulation. This could be a layered net. Viewing decks can be integrated.
Multiple and heavy-use, gravity units are, of course, separate from normal living quarters and must be so designed.
There should be trams that connect life-domes. These corridors will be modular and will also provide gardens and utilities runs for the modular and expandable recirculation life support system.
Longer term: Examine the potential viability through all systems and design ramifications for producing cave, solid rock installations, stone structures, and production of Martian concrete with cure methodologies. Concrete and fiber matrix composites.
space vehicle concerns -
1): It may be necessary to have cameras in every area. If so, personal privacy must be maintained where the system is not hackable but emergency protocols allow various and defined access.
Therefore, it also might be advisable to think about personal chip identifiers. Among the many other systems uses of personal identifiers, video logs could be defined under stern contract to allow anyone legal rights and open access to any camera logs that they have been a part of in any area of the ship or installation. This disallows abuse. Personal interactions then can then also be relegated to specially exempted closed access rights - where a given interaction can only be accessed by agreement and consent of the parties involved. Personal identifiers and an applied code of use may, in fact become a completely necessary and normal aspect to space travel. These systems can be integrated with craft maintenance sensor systems.
2): Develop my wall-screens invention such that whole wall-areas in space craft and living quarters can be interactive viewing and control screens.
3): Develop my power use system design that recirculates voltage potentials, as opposed to driving power voltages to grounds.
Explore the notion of creating a vehicle-encompassing magnetic field that, once established, might absorb and sink power from the solar wind. The vehicle power rails, devices and systems, in such case, should then be designed as a fully integrated system.
4): Develop fully integrated, modular standardized, dynamic and redundant water, septic, food-production and air and gases recycling systems.
5): As the function of humans is to do things, what they do may have effects of consequence throughout the craft. There then should be plans to encompass all potentials through time. We wish to avoid a situation where someone didn't think about the overall or true displacement of mass in areas they were not focused on. So a system to define the states of distribution of materials, mass and momentum such that constant monitoring by computer, sets rules of behavior - is probably necessary. It may be advantageous to build isolated rotation rings - where changing weight activities can be kept controlled and isolated and not effect the craft as a whole.
6: One would think the 1% atmosphere of Mars would disallow lighter-than-air craft. However: analyze atmosphere make-up to lighter than carbon-dioxide gases toward possible dirigible designs.