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14 July 2009
Outer Space Colony for Geosynchronous Orbit
The space colony Asten, named after the Egyptian god of balance is 1.6 kilometer-high structure made up of a series of habitation rings stuck in the shape of a cylinder. The entire structure rotates on its axis, simulating Earth-like gravity for its inhabitants. _NewLaunches
"He basically built a Utopia from scratch," said math and physics teacher Gillian Evans, staff advisor on the project.
Yam's innovative design, built as a series of stacked rings resembling a cylinder, would house a self-sustaining colony of 10,000 people and up to 300 visitors, including paying tourists, in the year 2050.
A hotel section would include a panoramic outer gallery with transparent walls, perfect for watching the earth, moon and stars.
Yam called his design Asten, another name for the Egyptian god Thoth, master of divine and physical law.