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My Autobiography

Life on Space Ship Earth
Striving & Surviving on a Six Sextillion Ton Mud Ball

‘Life on Space Ship Earth’ explores a number of long-term threats to humanity and new cosmic solutions. Futurist, author and space scientist, Pelton examines massive solar storms, climate change, pandemics, super-automation, artificial intelligence and runaway population growth. He suggests how the construction of solar shields at Lagrangean Point 1 (a special location a million miles out in space) could minimize cosmic threats such as climate change and solar storms. He contemplates proposals such as creating a solar shield for Mars to allow a natural atmosphere to form on the Red Planet. He also examines the possible use of Icebergs as a source of clean water and energy – an innovative concept he calls Ice Thermal Energy Conversion (ITEC). These are just some of the themes, ideas and historical recollections contained in this biographical essay. Pelton provides a number of stories about the diverse countries he has visited, and the many interesting people including astronauts and celebs he has encountered in his multifaceted journey through life. Joseph N. Pelton is the author of over 50 books and has a Pulitzer Prize nomination. He has BS, MA, & PhD degrees ranging from physics to international relations, from the University of Tulsa, New York Univ. and Georgetown Univ. He is the winner of the Guardian Award of the Lifeboat Foundation, the SSPI Hall of Fame Award, and is a member of the International Academy of Astronautics. In the 1980s he played a key role in the founding of the International Space University, the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation and Space and Satellite Professionals International (SSPI).

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