O'Neill, Gerard K

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(1927-1992) US physicist, at Princeton University from 1954 until his death, whose popular-science book The High Frontier: Human Colonies in Space (1977) argues strongly for the construction of Space Habitats, either in Earth orbit or at one of the stable Lagrange Points of our Earth/Moon system – especially L5. His arguments aroused great interest among would-be space colonists, and were influential in shaping sf views of space exploration in the Near Future. [DRL]

Gerard K O'Neill

born New York: 6 February 1927

died Hancock, Maine: 27 April 1992

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