Project Managers: David DeBoth, Bob Werb

Dr. Gerard K. O’Neill’s The High Frontier: Human Colonies in Space is viewed as one of the seminal works in the modern aerospace industry. First published in the 1970s during the denouement of the Apollo program, it provided an optimistic ideal of the incredible things that could be accomplished in space even using Apollo era technology, while at the same time providing a roadmap of how we could get there. O’Neill’s work had a great effect on the industry that grew after it, often through the effect it had on those who would grow up to eventually join it. The High Frontier has had an incredible effect on inspiring students into participating in fields in the sciences and aerospace, many of whom have become remarkable contributors to industry and the sciences.

The High Frontier first edition cover

SEDS-USA Space Frontier Foundation High Frontier Distribution Project is a joint educational outreach project between the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space USA and the Space Frontier Foundation to distribute copies of the 2nd edition of The High Frontier: Human Colonies in Space to high school and university libraries across the country currently lacking a copy. The Space Frontier Foundation has possession of a bulk quantity of the book’s second edition, and has received a targeted donation in order to place them into schools.

SEDS-USA is seeking contact information and homes for copies of this book. This book is available entirely free of charge, thanks to a generous donation to the Space Frontier Foundation. It is hoped that by placing these books we can help inspire more kids to have interest in the sciences and aerospace, key to developing the future of our industry.

For Additional information on how to obtain The High Frontier, please visit:

The High Frontier Distribution (via SEDS)


The Space Frontier Foundation and SEDS Provide Free Copies of The High Frontier to Schools