posted on May, 1 2014 @ 02:29 PM
British scientists are working on a space ark capable of sustaining humanity in the event of a global catastrophe.
Even though none of them will ever live to see it launched.
The Times reports that researchers from the universities of Greenwich, Warwick and Surrey are helping to lead the project, which is known as Project
In all 13 scientists are involved, six British but also including team members from the USA, Italy and the Netherlands.
The stated aim is to investigate “living technologies” that might help in the “context of habitable starship architecture that can respond and
evolve according to the needs of its inhabitants”. The vision is for a craft capable of sustaining a few thousand individuals for multiple
generations, while the ship travels to a planet able to sustain life.
The idea is for the craft to be self-sustaining, forming an ecosystem which incorporates some of the same processes seen on Earth for generating
light, air, water, food and gravity, but using the best elements of modern tech too.
Project Persphone: British Scientists Building 'Living
Space Ark' To Save Humanity