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AJBurke

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Physicist Gerard K. O'Neill proposed a space settlement design based on giant cylinders.


In a media event in Washington on 9 May 2019, billionaire Jeff Bezos 
announced that his rocket company, Blue Origin, is developing a moon lander that could deliver cargo and astronauts to the lunar surface by 2024. Drawing from the vision of Gerard K. O’Neill, a Princeton University physicist and his signature book, "The High Frontier," Bezos focused on limited energy rather than population growth and overcrowding like O'Neill did as a major problem of the future of Earth. Both are no doubt going to be with us and Space Pioneers will need to be a voice in this ongoing discussion, as the backlash against Bezos spending his fortune to rekindle O'Neill's ideas is already all over the press (see References below).

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"Jeff Bezos foresees a trillion people living in millions of space colonies. Here's what he's doing to get the ball rolling."
https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/jeff-bezos-foresees-trillion-people-living-millions-space-colonies-here-ncna1006036


"Jeff Bezos' 'O'Neill colony' dreams ignore the plight of millions living on Earth now"
https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/jeff-bezos-blue-origin-space-colony-dreams-ignore-plight-millions-ncna1006026

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