[FPSPACE] FW: [MarsHome] Sad news about Richard Sylvan, design team and political t.f.
ljk4 at msn.com
Tue Apr 8 17:26:32 EDT 2008
>From: Bruce Mackenzie ph <BMackenzie at alum.mit.edu>
>Reply-To: info at marshome.org
>To: Mars Foundation <Announce at marshome.org>
>Subject: [MarsHome] Sad news about Richard Sylvan,design team and political
>Date: Tue, 08 Apr 2008 14:46:03 -0400
>[Announcement from the Mars Foundation / Mars Homestead project -
>Dr. Richard Sylvan passed away this past weekend.
>Richard was passionate about helping people, obviously as a doctor. But, I
>knew him for his work in helping people move beyond the Earth, to open up
>new opportunities for the next generations on the next world, Mars, and
>Richard was instrumental in the Mars Homestead project. He helped design
>our first Mars Settlement design, now called the Hillside Settlement,
>especially the medical facilities. He was very interested and
>knowledgeable, such as on the effects of radiation and gravity. And, he
>helped support the Mars Foundation and its Mars Homestead effort is several
>other ways, when it was most needed.
>I had first met Richard through the Mars Society; he was especially active
>in the Political task force. His health was already not good, when we met.
> It took significant effort for him to travel, yet he loved to attend Mars
>and Space conferences to learn and spread his knowledge to others. I
>remember him as passionate, and as energetic as he was able to be given his
>Richard also had good stories to tell from his past, I wish I had known
>Richard when he was younger.
>Here is a photo of Richard (on right), explaining something to Matt Bowes,
>at a conference in 2004:
>Richard is 2nd from the right, in both of these photos of some of the
>members of the Mars Homestead programming team:
>We dont have an image of Richards work, but he laid out a medical room
>for the Mars Hillside Settlement, which is just around the corner to the
>left in this interior view (by Phil Smith):
>A service will be held Wednesday, April 9, 2008, at 1:30 edt, in Boynton
>Beach, Florida. Richard resided in Atlanta and Florida.
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