Central Neural Gateway Thecomplete space colony will be held together by a Central Neural Gateway. ThisCentral Neural Gateway will be the main structure in which floor to floortransport can be made possible. This Central Neural Gateway will be the controlroom for the whole settlement. In the middle of the Central Neural Gateway, avery strong electromagnet will be present, thus the production of a magneticfield, so most of the small particles and radiation will be repelled off backinto space, another advantage of making an electromagnet is that it can alsoproduce a Gravitational Force, but to be on the safer side, it will be rotatingon its own axis.The Docking Station TheDocking Station is an important part of the colony, as it helps in transferringof minerals from Project X to Mars and from Marsto ‘Project X’. The Docking Station will be placed at the top of the spacecolony to provide easiness to the spacecraft which land and take-off.
TheDocking Station will be big enough to hold five spaceships at once. The dockingstation will be divided such that the opening in the middle carries thespacecraft from out to in and vice-versa. The remaining part will be surroundedby toughened glass, so air cannot escape into the open. The place secured bythe glass is the control room built for the Station. There will be sensors ontop of the middle piece, which sense only a particular sign which should be onthe spacecraft to unlock the door, hence only allowed spacecraft can come inand go out. Once the middle piece comes inwards, the spacecraft moves aside,and the middle piece closes the gap, then pressurizes the chamber.
The middlepiece will have the length of one point to the opposite side as 0.06 kilometerslong, so the spacecraft can fit in easily. The length of the total layer willbe 0.3 kilometers. The parking area for the spacecraft will be 0.29 kilometers.
The length of the control room will be 0.012 for each side. It is safe to use Bakelite,Toughened Glass, and Aluminum, even though they melt, because of the lack ofOxygen, the layer cannot combust, hence it is safe. The Second Layer TheSecond Layer is the layer in which the Agricultural Sector and the ResidentialSector are present.
The Residential Sector TheResidential Sector, or the bottom half, will be supporting the life 1500people. This sector itself will be containing several schools, colleges,different hospitals and few fire brigades. It will also be having its ownmarket arena, so the residents can get their food, clothing and every othernecessity in these stores. The total length from one end to the other will beone kilometer long, with the Central Nervous Gateway in the middle, occupying0.2 kilometers, leaving 0.4 kilometers on both sides. The way of traveling the0.
4 kilometers can be done by either by catching the high-speed train, bycycling or by walking. On the floor of the Residential Sector, 0.5 meters ofEarth soil, or purified Martian Soil, will be spread over the whole area. Grassand small flowering plants will be grown, thus giving the natural, Earth-likelook.
In one area of the Sector, the soil will gradually decrease to give thefloor. This area will be filled with water. The soil near this water will be coveredwith sand, giving a Beach-like look. Wave generators at the ends will producewaves, allowing algae to grow. If these algae are contained, it can be usefulfor maintaining the balance of Oxygen.Education NelsonMandela quoted, “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to changethe world”. Nelson Mandela meant this because education is the key to removeGender Inequality, reduce poverty, creating a better planet, prevent illnessesand prevent many deaths. To follow what Nelson Mandela said, we have to beeducated.
So, even the space colony must be having a place to study. In’Project X’ there will be schools to provide education from Kindergarten allthe way to 10th Grade. There will also be colleges for students tocontinue their studies. Employment of many people will also be given with thejobs of teachers and staff. These MedicalServices Residing in space hasmany harms due to natural factors like zero gravity, being exposed toradiation for a long time. These have many harmful effects.
The harmful effectsand the ways to cure or prevent them are given below.Bone Density Loss Bones are thought of as everlastingrigid calcium pillars, but this is wrong, as bones are tissues that constantlychange their shape as per the stress applied to them. On Earth, the legs haveto constantly fight against gravity, but out in space, there is very lessgravity to fight against, so the bones in the legs start losing their densitythus surrendering to osteopenia and later into osteoporosis. This can be preventedby the constant exercise to the legs like cycling or walking with the help of abalanced diet. Muscle Atrophy Muscle Atrophy is the loss of muscleweight. It is quite normal in space and on Earth. It is caused by malnutrition,and when one does not use the muscles frequently. To prevent the MuscleAtrophy, constant use of muscles should take place.
Decreased production ofRBCs- Red Blood Cells are the cellswhich help in the transport of the Oxygen from the lungs to the remaining partsof the body. In space, due to the Bone Density Loss, even the Bone Marrow getsaffected, thus affecting the production of RBCs.