The High Frontier

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Project Manager: Bob Werb

In the mid 1970′s, the late physics professor Professor G. K. O’Neill published his book “The High Frontier.” In it he laid out a possible road map for human settlement beyond the Earth. The book also provided America and the world with clear cut alternative to our current Cold War space program (which is modeled on that of W.W.II Germany). To O’Neill the future was positive and exciting, and his astronauts looked like you and me. He believed in the power of individuals carving out pockets of life in a largely dead Solar System and he basically told us how to do it.. Although written in the 1970′s and with its focus on a relatively specific path to large scale settlements in free space, his concepts and the type of thinking behind them are more relevant now than when first written.

The High Frontier is still seen as one of the most important books ever written on the subject of the human breakout into space. The Space Studies Institute & Space Frontier Foundation, at Dr. O’Neill’s request, intends to keep The High Frontier in print as long as the organizations exist.

This latest edition features new material including new chapters and a bonus CD-ROM.

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 The High Frontier project is a joint effort of the Space Studies Institute and the Space Frontier Foundation.
Contents copyright © 1996 -2005
All work contained herein is protected by United States copyright / intellectual property law.
Many thanks to Tasha O’Neill, Bettie Greber, Bob Werb and Michael K. Heney.