Island One Society

an Artemis Society affiliate

Notice: All IslandOne Citizens are Authorized and Encouraged and Required to feed hijackers out the airlock regardless of casualties. Pieces should be no wider than 1 inch across, as is the current approved practice for passengers on American aircraft. Failure to comply may result in your own vacuum experience if anyone is left to eject you.

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Welcome to the Island One Society web pages. Island One is a beast of the information age, a well which is intended as a meeting place for future space colonists and business people of a libertarian or at least live and let live bent. Our name is taken from Dr.Gerard O'Neill's concept for a full fledged L5 Colony, a Bernal Sphere he labeled "Island One".

This is not a membership organization - it is you and I and anyone else who assists in making this server a resource useful for those who will build free societies beyond the Earth. If you have useful reports or documents in electronic form that you feel will be of general interest; if you have suggestions for format changes; if you are artistic or a good ferret and have some nice icons; if you would like to translate important hardcopy space policy, law, study, biographical, or any documents you feel are relevant to free market space activists and are willing to type in, find or translate documents to html, drop us a line at or

Particularly high on our wanted list are documents relating to Europe and locations other than the United States.

If you don't know whether you're a libertarian or not, take the World's Smallest Political Quiz and find out (courtesy of the Advocates for Self Government).

Ad Astra and "next year in Island One" -- Dale Amon

Table of Contents

  • Advanced Propulsion Concepts
  • Asteroids and Comets
  • Business and Finance
  • Launch Systems
  • International Space Law
  • Policy and Discussion
  • Politics and Philosophy
  • Creation of Free Settlements
  • Propulsion Systems
  • The League of New Worlds (European Mirror)
  • The ISDC History Page
  • The Molecular Manufacturing Shortcut Group Chapter of the National Space Society
  • Space Digest International Archive
  • Andrew Nowicki's Earth-to-orbit Transportation Bibliography
  • Henry Spencer's Aviation Week Summaries
  • Henry Vanderbilt's Space Access Updates
  • A collection of Space related pointers
  • Free Market Space Yellow Pages Directory
  • The Island One Town Hall
    Lunar Underground Web Ring
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    Thanks are due to the following for assistance along the way; for allowing the use of their work; for supplying or suggesting materials included (or pending inclusion) in this server; or for donating the web and ftp access or other resources over the years. Webmasters are marked with an asterix:

    		Michael Alcorn, QUB Music
    		Dale Amon *
    		David Anderman
    		Ted Anderson
    		Artemis Society International
    		The Atlantis Project
    		Gregory Bennett
    		David L. Burkhead
    		Jonathon Burns
    		Mitchell Burnside Clapp
    		Jim Davidson
    		K. Eric Drexler
    		Bruce Dunn
    		Genesis Project Ltd
    		George Dyson
    		Tihamer Toth-Fejel *
    		The Foresight Institute
    		First Millennial Foundation
    		Mike Flora
    		David Gault, QUB CSD
    		Al Globus
    		Jonathan A Goff *
    		Bill Higgins
    		Joe Hopkins
    		International Space Enterprises (ISE)
    		Zak Jones *
    		Ken Jenks
    		Jordin Kare
    		Tom Kessler
    		Geoffrey A. Landis
    		Marcus Lindroos
    		Scott E. Lowther
    		Martin Lyons
    		Mark Maimone
    		Hans Moravec
    		Thomas McKendree *
    		Eugene Miya
    		NASA (various centers and employees)
    		Ben Muniz
    		Dave Neff
    		Andrew Nowicki *
    		James Oberg
    		Part Time Models
    		Christine Peterson
    		Queen's University of Belfast, School of Music
    		Queen's University of Belfast, Department of Computer Science
    		Steven S. Pietrobon
    		Charles Radley
    		Dan Roemele *
    		Tom Rogers
    		Allen Sherzer
    		Rand Simberg
    		Declan Stanley
    		Space Access Society
    		Henry Spencer
    		William Stanley
    		Dave Stephenson
    		Henry Vanderbilt 
    		Robert Zubrin
    		Village Networking Ltd
    		Direct Net Access


    Inclusion of names in the preceding list implies no political allegiance or agreement with any particular point of view or policy stated on this server other than that they wish to "open the space frontier". Nor does it imply anything whatsoever about the opinions of their places of employment, parents, spouses, next door neighbors or pet birds.

    Statements such as this are rather silly. Unfortunately this planet is full of very silly people - many of whom have more power than brains. So we'll humour them ... until we leave.

    Information about this server

    Island One resides in Belfast and was the fourth web server to go live on the net from Northern Ireland (the MMSG portion, 19940610), preceded only by the Queens University of Belfast (199401), University of Ulster and Genesis Project Ltd (19940420). The Space Digest Archive portion was available as an ftp site from Queens University of Belfast since 1992-1999. Prior to that they resided at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Both the website and archive are now hosted courtesy of Village Networking Ltd and Direct Net Access of Belfast.

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