Author Topic: Toronto student's space colony design wins NASA contest  (Read 1306 times)

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Way to go Canada!
Cool looking design, but I think they need to develop that mmod reduction technology first...

"Eric Yam, a Grade 12 student Toronto's Northern Secondary School, took the grand prize in his age group of NASA's Space Settlement Competition, becoming the first Canadian to win the award in the contest's 16-year history."
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Re: Toronto student's space colony design wins NASA contest
« Reply #1 on: 05/08/2009 08:49 PM »
Unfortunately, based on the picture on the website, the design is dynamically unstable, since it doesn't spin about its major axis.  I don't expect a 12th-grader to catch that problem, but I would expect the contest judges to catch it.

Looks nice but it won't work.

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