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Peninsula at Peace - The Arabian Peninsula and Mediterranean viewed from space

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The

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Advanced Concept


The NewSpace Orbiting Inflatable Hotel

Final Approach


Final Approach
Who gets the best room?

Everyone. To increase the gravity gradient attitude stability (as the spacecraft moves through changing gravity waves from the planet it will swing a bit like a pendulum) the spacecraft Cores each very slowly counter-rotate (.25-.5 RPM, which is way less than 3 RPM that is sure to cause motion sickness) in relation to each other about the longitudinal axis. This more evenly distributes solar heating on the fabric, making the job of the air conditioners easier. It also evenly distributes deterioration of and damage to the fabric from micrometeorites and orbital debris because the same surface isn't always facing forward.

A side benefit of this is that your room has an ever-changing view of the planet. Sometimes you are traveling sideways and your room faces the northern hemisphere, then you face forward toward the direction of delta V, then sideways again looking to the south, then backing up looking off to where you've just been. The Sun will be playing all over the room if the liquid crystal windows are activated.

Next: The Suite Towers
Rendezvous Final Approach The Suite Towers The View Toward the Stars The Observation Loop to View the Station, Earth & the Stars The Observation Loop to View the Station, Earth & the Stars The Observation Loop to View the Station, Earth & the Stars The View Toward Earth - Looking down onto the StarSuite at the Top of Level 5 The EarthView Observation Restarurant - Watch Earth Glide by Below Your Feet The Suite - Entry The Sleeping Cozy The Second Cozy The Alternate Cozy The Cinema Cozy The Sky Chairs Central Hubs & Hydroponics Sports Arenas RollerRing Lanes 1 + 2 RollerRing Lane 3 QuiddichRing SportsRing The Heart of the Station Solar Arrays What You See as You Arrive and Depart Back to The Front


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