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How Would You Envision a Space Colony?

Twenty years from now, humans will live and work in space in record numbers—so says Rick Tumlinson, a two-decade veteran of the private space industry. As companies work feverishly to develop the technology needed for this galactic future, Tumlinson is bringing together the people who will use it. His annual New Worlds gathering is a place for space lovers of all ages to brainstorm, fantasize, and—perhaps most importantly—prepare for life off of Earth. Production company Freethink documents a New Worlds Convention in this episode from the series The New Space Race.

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