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The White House Wants To Use Science Fiction To Settle The Solar System


Earlier this month, the White House’s Office of Science and Technology assembled a strange gathering: scientists, artists, engineers, and policy-makers, for a workshop designed to imagine how humanity could settle the solar system.


The workshop, held in early February, was titled Homesteading in Space – Inspiring the Nation through Science Fiction, with the express purpose of imagining how manned space efforts can take us to our neighboring planets, not just for a short visit, but for longer duration.



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Source: http://gizmodo.com/the-white-house-wants-to-use-science-fiction-to-settle-1761748987