The settlement Anaximandah is named after the Ancient Greek philosopher and astronomer Anaximander who was the first recorded person to try and apply non-mythological explanations for cosmology. He was the first person to conceive the idea that the earth was a free floating object in space, allowing for the revolution in cosmological thinking that objects could pass under the earth, opening the way to Greek Astronomy.
The Foundation Society deemed it only fitting to name a settlement in an orbit around Mercury – a planet whose orbit has since brought a shift in cosmological thinking through providing evidence for General Relativity – after Anaximander, in order to highlight the great shift in cosmological thinking brought around by his own ideas so many centuries prior.
Initial Operating Capacity Achieved – 2060
Location – 200km Low Hermian Orbit
Initial Population – 1000
Predicted Population in 2100 – 3000 + 250 transients
This webpage refers to a fictional space settlement which is part of the UK Space Design Competition. No information presented here or implied herefrom should be regarded as factual. Any similarities with real events, places, or persons are purely coincidental.