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"I believe in limited government, and the 20th century has been the century of government. The data is uniform. The government has failed at every single task it has set out to do, with the exception of waging war."
- Bart Kosko

Pocket Dome  
  Handy easy-to-set-up shelter.  

Nothing like a handy, easy to set-up shelter.

They set up the pocket dome in the courtyard, at the far end, away from the graves. It was simple enough, just a matter of pulling the trigger and watching it inflate itself, and then connecting water and air tanks, installing power cells, and turning it on. Unlike the e-suits, it couldn't subsist on vacuum energy alone, but required a direct power source.
From Chindi, by Jack McDevitt.
Published by Ace Books in 2002
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Take a look at the original (from the standpoint of space technology) - the Igloo Inflatable Moon Habitat from Arthur C. Clarke's 1961 story A Fall of Moondust.

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