Space colonization

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Space colonization, also called Space settlement refers to the idea/possibility/necessity of building artificial environments in space outside Earth to be inhabited permanently by humans. Because humans cannot live self-sufficiently, other species would have to be able to live in the habitats as well.

There are besically two types of space habitats:

  • Habitats on a planet, either fully isolated from the natural environment or by changing this environment itself to make it more life-friendly, a process called terraforming.
  • Habitats in space: space stations.

There is a wiki dealing with space colonization at