Bartu, Gustavs, Jay, Chris, Nhat, Ian, Chris
Working Group 5 at the Foresight Space Workshop ’23, consisting of Bartu, Gustavs, Jay, Chris, Nhat, Ian, and Chris, presents their plan to assemble the biggest structure ever in space using an aluminum material called 80 20. They introduce a new approach called “shorts” which involves lining up and drilling aluminum. While acknowledging the challenges, such as human-robot interactions and untested struts, they highlight the potential benefits of the project, including space art, innovation, science equipment assembly, and new opportunities for space activities. The speaker suggests various ways to monetize the project, including space art, science equipment assembly, solar power station, and real estate in space. They express the need for support from the audience, including partnerships and sponsorships, and mention a Patreon campaign to raise funds. The estimated time frame for assembly on Earth is three to six months. Finally, they invite support from the audience and mention the potential option for people to pay them to not proceed with the project.