Have you ever dreamt of living in outer space? Since the development of spaceflight, the off-Earth lifestyle has been limited to the select few aboard the International Space Station. For nearly 19 years, the station has played host to rotating teams of highly-trained international astronauts.

 

The ISS, however, may be nearing the end of its tenure in low-Earth orbit.1 While the U.S., Russia, Europe, Canada and Japan have all extended their involvement in ISS operations until 2024,2 the venerable space station may be facing decommission shortly thereafter. This doesn’t mean that we’re abandoning the idea of living in space—in fact, because of they way they are exiting, it signals precisely the opposite.

 

Soon, orbiting living spaces will no longer be the exclusive domain of agency-affiliated astronauts. Like so much in space, habitats are going commercial. By the 2020’s, NASA’s intention is to transition low-Earth orbit to the private sector—in terms of both supply and demand.3

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All the talk of digital disruption turning incumbents into dinosaurs and unicorns into masters of entirely new domains might lead you to think this is already an old narrative — so 2016. In fact, digitization has barely started, and neither has the accompanying upheaval. Digital technologies and processes have penetrated only about 35% of the…

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By Reliable Plant points to a number of studies and data points that show just how devastating office clutter and disorganization can be. Their research shows that the average person wastes 4.3 hours per week searching for paper, which increases stress and reduces concentration and creative thinking. Source: Simple Solution to Boost Productivity: Clean Your…

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