What if we lived in space? Could we build a Bernal Sphere, an O’Neill Cylinder or a Stanford Torus?

Why would we choose to live in a space habitat? Join Richard and Peter in their discussion with Dr. Ronke Olabisi and Jerry Stone.

Dr. Ronke Olabisi earned the first of her many degrees in mechanical engineering from MIT and a certificate from the Russian Moscow Aviation Institute in their Manned Mission to Mars student exchange program.

She is currently a member of “100 Year Starship”, an initiative that seeks to replicate the rapid technological development stimulated by the moon landings by tackling human interstellar travel.

Stone is a freelance presenter on astronomy and space exploration. He is often interviewed on TV and radio, and is the author of a book about the Moon landings -“One Small Step”. He is described as “One of the leading speakers on space exploration”.

Learn about the most advanced space megastructure designs and how one day we could live on them.

Join hosts Peter Schmiedchen and Richard Garner with some of the world’s top thinkers in science, astronomy, technology, academia and futurism to ponder some of your most popular What If videos.

Listen to the audio version of this episode.

Hosts: Peter Schmiedchen and Richard Garner
Executive producer: Steve Hulford
Supervising producer: Richard Garner and Stephen Henrick
Technical producer: Demid Tumanov
Social media: Saida Mirzalimova
Research: Jay Moon
Trailer: Evan Yue
Artwork: Alex Griffith
Production: Underknown

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