Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

a[euro][approximately]Our futurea[euro][TM]s in spacea[euro][TM]; Orbital Settlements Will Be Normal, Says Kim

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

a[euro][approximately]Our futurea[euro][TM]s in spacea[euro][TM]; Orbital Settlements Will Be Normal, Says Kim

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Byline: Kathy sundstrom

A MOUNTAIN Creek resident believes he has found the solution to the acarbon crisisa a but itas not on this planet.

Kim Peart, the founder of Space Pioneers, says governments need to ainvest our resources in the construction of solar power stations in spacea.

He hopes the matter will be of akeen interest to every candidate in the coming federal electiona and says it is only a matter of time before we see the first Australian space agency founded.

aThis would be a grand national project to inspire every citizen,aa Mr Peart said.

aWith unlimited energy from the sun and industry in space, we would be laying the foundation for a much stronger nation, both terra and stellar.a

While Mr Peartas ideas might seem out of this world, they arenat new.

He has been investigating the viability of solar power stations and aorbital space stationsa since 1976, a year after he launched a aViking societya in Tasmania. …

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