Long-term human habitation beyond Earth's orbit by 2050

‘Space, the final frontier’ - but is it possible to live there? Overcoming reduced gravity, radiation, thin atmosphere, lack of resources and more will be extremely challenging...

A government agency tasked Outsmart Insight with assessing the applicability of five generation-after-next technologies: exoskeletons, 3D bio-printed organs, in-space manufacturing, synthetic biological intelligence, and programmable textiles.

A team of 75 Associates was tasked with finding and explaining recent developments across each technological field, analysing a comprehensive data set of breakthrough science and technology innovations. Some Associates received additional training to write specific sections, covering momentum in the field, drivers, barriers, 20-30 year outlook, and disruptors. The report will help inform government investment that could one day make living in space a reality.