By Matt Johnson, The Systems Scientist
What is a Tycho City? Well the reference derives from an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. It is a city that emerges on the moon between the years of 2069 and 2071 in that science fiction universe. But what does it mean here?
As space drive technologies advance, for example the electromagnetic propulsion drive, or the EM Drive that was recently tested by NASA, humanity will be provided opportunities to colonize other planets. As a natural progression of the evolution of civilizations, human cities will emerge on other planets, dwarf planets, and moons.
As an example, Mars and Ceres will be the on the forefront of these possibilities. This is because missions to Mars are currently in the works and Ceres is a mineral and energy paradise for scientists, engineers, and business entrepreneurs. So the question is, where and how will these cities emerge and evolve…Read more here.
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