A Hi Tech Open Source Co-Operative Project for Mankind

 The Earth Ship Network

    Space, Has NO Boarders!    
    Open Source in this context means that to the extent possible, All designs both hardware and software will be developed using open source solutions.
Any and all exceptions will be determined by system and developmental requirements.

If you have the proper skill sets, be sure to sign up to be evaluated for access to our project collaboration servers.
     Our Charter Mission

Our goal is through donations of time money and skills by various private and government contributors,  to design, build, construct in orbit, and populate a series of orbital based biospheres (Or Torus's,) capable of safely supporting a relatively large population. acting as a  large scale solar energy platform. As well as preserving  earths varied plant and animal life forms as both a safe haven against future disasters and  as a universal life support system for hopefully, not to distant future inter-planetary missions or even colonization. And as advanced microgravity research platforms as well as commercial production facilities.

The ship currently only with a working name of "The Earth Ships", Would be placed in geostationary orbit . And would also provide a long term space based laboratory and astronomical observatory, and high end space based living accommodations.


    Billionaires Wanted!

Donations and Funding

 This project will NOT be completed over night, in fact, this project may take anywhere from a decade to several decades to complete depending on funding and research results, although we hope for faster results than could be achieved from any government program of similar ambition. We are completely dependent on Private and Corporate donations for our existence and our success or failure to achieve our goals.

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Quote: To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit.

Stephen Hawking (1942- )


"The earth is the cradle of humankind, but one cannot live in the cradle forever" ,

Russian rocket pioneer Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, 1895


"Earth is too small a basket for mankind to keep all its eggs in." ,

 science-fiction writer Robert Heinlein


"Since, in the long run, every planetary civilization will be endangered by impacts from space, every surviving civilization is obliged to become space faring - not because of exploratory or romantic zeal, but for the most practical reason imaginable: staying alive.",

  astronomer-author Carl Sagan, 1994


"The dinosaurs became extinct because they didn't have a space program. And if we become extinct because we don't have a space program, it'll serve us right!" .

science-fiction writer Larry Niven, as quoted by Arthur C. Clarke in 2001



Quote: It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.



Quote: It IS as bad as you think, and they ARE out to get you.



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