Continent-Sized Rotating Space Habitats

Science and Futurism with Isaac Arthur (SFIA) explores some of the megastructure designs proposed for giant space stations.

Mankind’s future is among the stars, but not necessarily on other planets. Instead we might forge giant space stations that are entire artificial worlds. This episode explore some of those megastructure designs, like the McKendree Cylinder, Bishop Rings, Banks Orbital, Topopolis, and more.

These space stations occupy the size range between the O’Neill Cylinders (a space settlement concept proposed by American physicist Gerard K. O’Neill in his 1976 book The High Frontier: Human Colonies in Space) and the Niven Ringworld (a rotating wheel space station with about a million times the living space of Earth).

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