Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Starbase Hawaii Spaceport – Featuring Post Terrestrial Lifestyle, Environments & Architecture with HoloZone Training & Entertainment Facilities
[Images Rendering: Starbase HoloDeck (HoloZone) Entertainment and Training Center Rendering by Eric Christensen and Starbase by Eyoub Khan both with Eileen Borgeson's Orbital Muse Sculpture Landmarks]
Living in Hawaii is a lifestyle unmatched in any other location on Earth. One of the most remote outposts on the planet, the Hawaiian Islands are centered in an expanse of oceanic space thousands of miles from another body of terra-firma. The spirit and vision of most people of Hawaii includes a balance of nature, love of life, family & freedom and the desire to spread the ‘Aloha feeling’ throughout this planet and beyond. The islands were colonized by Ancient Explorers who used the stars to navigate, and with the creation of a Hawaiian Spaceport, a launching place would exist for a new breed of Space Explorers wishing to navigate the stars and eventually colonize the Universe.
Children now and in generations to come, need new frontiers to explore and new realities to expand their awareness and consciousness so they can make their own unique contributions. It’s time to go beyond just ‘what will be the newest gadget’ to be put into the marketplace for mass consumption, a constant for all previous generations.
We have mapped the world and we now need to expand our horizons and physical awareness to outer space (as well as inner space.) Space travel, by its very nature, requires a self-sustaining environment as we have all so lately become aware of living on this fragile planet nor can ‘take off’ into space without also taking care of our ‘home base’, planet Earth..
The spaceport under discussion would function as a ‘de-compression center’ not only for the returning space explorers but the ones blasting off for a new ‘off-planet experience’ and the new realities and perspectives that the trip will hold for them.
This two-way culture and life transition could best be served by the radical changing of past terrestrial-based design concepts and linear experience approaches and replaced with an evolved classical artistic expression in the spaceport design with a new ‘quantum’ attitude made capable through holographic imagery, applications and optical functions.
The spaceport experience should be aesthetically and sensory stimulating, as well as reflective, and unlike any other place on the planet. There is a real opportunity to evolve our past concepts and precepts to be more in line with the eventual ‘oneness awareness’ of the citizens of this planet…a perspective many come back with after their off-planet adventures. “I took off as an astronaut but returned a humanitarian,” Quote from Russia’s first astronaut, Uri Gagarin.
One of the training sessions to be offered in the HoloZone (HoloDeck-like) Complex is a ‘non-linear’ glimpse of the ‘Overview Effect’, a life-changing epiphany experienced by many astronauts during the viewing of Earth from space. I have been working on the “Overview Experience’ project for the last three years and the HoloZone concept for several decades.
Eileen Borgeson’s ‘post-terrestrial’ art imagery and sculptures will be seen throughout the spaceport and incorporated into the physical structure as well. Eileen’s 60 foot “Orbital Muse” sculpture will be the primary Landmark for the spaceport and will adorn the HoloZone training and entertainment complex building along with her ‘Virtress’ image in terrazzo and her ‘Cybernetic Circuitry’ laser cut into metal.
The “Orbital Muse’ has become the ‘Oscar™’ for the Space Exploration Industry and is the featured sculpture atop of the Dennis Tito Award (given to space explorers paying $20-35 million for 6 months of astronaut training and then blast off for a week’s stay at the International Space Station). The Orbital Muse sculpture and design is used also for other prestigious space awards including: the Space Ambassador (in crystal) and the Space Exploration Pioneer Awards.
Multiple Holographic transformational applications and techniques will be used where ever possible throughout the spaceport incorporated as building materials, solar energy conversion film to projected three-dimensional imagery. Holographic imagery, functions and optical effects create sensory impressions which our senses haven’t come to terms with nor can fully comprehend which enables an experience that is totally new and evolutionary plus it crosses the age barrier for spaceport visitors.
Eyoub Khan, main principal of Conceptual Design (www.condzngrp.com), is the master designer of the Starbase with extensive involvement in Space Development and Exploration. From his consulting work on the SpaceHab’s interior to designing major transportation hubs, Eyoub is a ‘deep well of knowledge and design’ with the capabilities of coordinating the master planning of the spaceport, operations and infrastructure into a comprehensive package.
Eileen and I have come away from the recent JUSTSAP Symposium and our Space Exploration Pioneer Award presentation with renewed interest in pursuing our spaceport collaboration with Eyoub. We live on the islands, are involvement with the Space Development and Exploration community and know that Hawaii is an ideal location for a spaceport with a renewed opportunity to continue its exploration spirit.
We know that the entire JUSTSAP group, the Rocketplane organization, our island friend, master technical wizard, Kyle Brown and many others share our vision of seeing a spaceport here in Hawaii and we will all continue to forge new alliances to synergistically proceed in this endeavor. We’re open to connect with other like-minded individuals so please contact us with your thoughts, concepts and how you may contribute. My email: Jeff@Holographics.com.