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The Space Colonies Idea was born in the summers of 1975-1977, when scientists and researchers gathered at NASA’s Ames Space Center to design space settlements that incorporated only existing technology. ———————————————————————
The Torus Colony is 1.8km in diameter and rotates once per minute to provide artificial gravity on the inside of the outer ring via centrifugal force. The interior space of the Torus itself is used as a living space, and is large enough that a natural environment can be stimulated. The population density is similar to a dense suburb, with part of the ring dedicated to agriculture and part to farming.