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In 2022, Meinel forecasted the future of colonies in space for the Existential Risks Tournament -->
M/B Research, of which Meinel is CEO, has assisted the Space Dynamics Laboratory, Utah
State University, in both the technical and marketing arenas for
M/B Research has produced two major technical books relevant
to space technology: Emerging Technologies Vol. III (which has
a chapter on advanced space propulsion) and the two-volume Electromagnetic
Launch Systems. Both were published by Forecast International of Newtown CT.
Meinel, also wrote a significant portion of
the first edition of Forecast International's World Space Systems
Forecast. This book was the bible of space technology market research.
M/B Research has also done proprietary studies on space technologies
for companies including Shimizu, IHI and Science Applications
International Corp., and has provided marketing assistance to
American Rocket Company.
National Space Society
M/B Research President Carolyn Meinel has been active in space
technology since founding and serving as the president of the L-5 Society for Space Development. L-5 stands for Lagrangian Libration Point number 5 (as
everyone knows!:^)), a place in space equidistant from the Earth
and Moon. Because of intriguing orbital mechanics aspects of these
libration points, they are likely to someday be the home of the
cities, farms and factories that will be the foundation of civilizations
in space. In 1986, the L-5 Society and National Space Institute
merged to form the National Space
There have been several news groups on Usenet which long ago had been invaluable
for gathering information on space technology:
- Sci.space.policy was unmoderated.
Several top space policy gurus
used to regularly post there, most notably John Pike of the Federation
of American Scientists and Dwayne Allen Day of Georgetown University.
Other stars posted there, for example, prolific author and UFO-basher
James C. Oberg; and Lori Garver, at one time the executive director of the National
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