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justinesaracen's Avatar Jump to comment 18 by justinesaracen

Hmm. What about a 'live-aboard'? You know. A colony ship with, say, a thousand people and all the resources for life already on board. Hydroponic gardens, some manufacturing capacity, 100% recycling of all organic matter, capacity to create oxygen, etc. Like a mini-planet. Barring asteroid encounters, it could exist in space almost indefinitely. Then, if the target planet turns out to be inhospitable after all, people could re-calculate and move on to the next candidate.

I think I read that as a plot in at least five sci-fi novels.

Wed, 07 Dec 2011 09:10:09 UTC | #896394