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Starship Earth Revisited Rapidly Erectable Geodesic Domes, Pneumatic and Tensile Structures in the Aftermath of an Asteroid Impact. ASTE 527: Space Exploration Architectures Concept Synthesis Studio Angella Johnson December 17, 2013. Asteroid Impact Energy Release.
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ASTE 527: Space Exploration Architectures Concept Synthesis Studio
December 17, 2013
A supervolcano is capable of producing a volcanic eruption with an ejecta volume greater than 1,000 km3 or 240 cu mi. This is thousands of times larger than normal volcanic eruptions.
VEI-8: events that throw out at least 1,000 km dense rock equivalent(DRE) of ejecta.
VEI-7: events eject at least 100 km or 24 cu mi DRE.
Large hot rock and debris strewn over wide area and fires ignited
Toxic , solar opaque atmosphere similar to asteroid impact
Paolo Soleri- Arcology (Architecture + Ecology)
Visionary architects have designed near
Nader Khalili- “CalEarth”
Ron Herron- Mobile City
Buckminster Fuller- “Spaceship Earth”
Jacque Fresco- Venus Project
A major challenge is finding and utilizing alternative energy sources that will support the maximum population post-disaster.
Nuclear Energy: fusion or fission technology for energy
Solar Energy : Preferred but due to impact this might not be feasible
Water and Air
Extracted from the outside polluted air filtration, recycling
From plants in the manmade biosphere
Atmosphere regeneration - by decomposing water and chemicals, gas mixtures as in spaceship
Intensive farming - Algae and other plants grow inside the shelter
CEAC Antarctica food chamber
Hydroponics, Aeroponics, Aquaponics, physico chemical foods
The OutbackTM Water Purification
This four stage gravity powered water filtration system. It eliminates harmful bacteria and viruses (E.coli,Cholera, Hepatitis and Polio)
Vertical hydroponic garden system for food source – Controlled Environment Agriculture Center
Triage-sort and assist the wounded and ill in an emergency fashion after asteroid impact.
Architectural Design Concept:
Geodesic domes can be used to offer an initial line of defense against the elements (dust, pollution, etc. ) after an asteroid impact.