I grew up on this stuff. In the 1970’s some at NASA believed it may be realistic to be building colonies in orbit of up to 10,000 people, by…about now. It may have been, had we really wanted to. The original dreams came from the work of Princeton physicist Gerard O’Neill, and his book High Frontiers: Human Colonies in Space, written in 1976. Check out this video from NASA circa-mid-1970’s. Still a dream for the future, or just a fantasy from yesterday?
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