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SSI 10th Conference Remarks Document Cover

This is the 90th Birthday week of Space Studies Institute’s founder Gerard K. O’Neill and over on the Space Studies Institute Facebook Page we’ve been posting some snippets from Gerry’s Opening Remarks at the 10th SSI-Princeton Conference on Space Manufacturing.

It was O’Neill’s last time together with the whole SSI membership, scientists and engineers and this short conference opener was, as they say, “A Doozy.”  There is nothing unclear or fluffy in the Professor’s words.

Acquiring copies of the complete collection of SSI Conference Proceedings is an expensive task for individuals, mostly these books are part of private research libraries, so there’s a chance that many even in the SSI family haven’t yet seen all of the details of the real work that can make The High Frontier Concept a reality.  We’re working on ways to make the volumes more accessible, but for right now we’d like to share with you this one small but very important chapter… The full text of those Gerard K. O’Neill Opening Remarks.

If you’ve been reading the quotes on the Facebook page and want more in context, or if you just stopped by here and are open for a very good read, it’s all yours on a free PDF from SSI.  I’ve read it myself and it clocks in at less than 6 minutes… but it packs quite a punch.

90 times Earth has moved around the sun since Gerard O’Neill was born, 40 times since he and Tasha started SSI to work on making a better future for Human Beings.  How many more times does the planet have to run in circles before we take it upon ourselves to pitch in and help its people truly get somewhere?

Click here right now to download and read this free PDF

It’s high time to get people moving toward The High Frontier.

Join us in Silicon Valley! SSI and The High Frontier, February 27th in Santa Clara

SSI President Gary Hudson
SSI President Gary Hudson

In the Bay Area? Join President Gary C Hudson at the Hacker Dojo in Santa Clara on Monday Feb 27th

As part of the TechTalks series, jointly organized by the Silicon Valley Space Center and the AIAA San Francisco Section, Gary will be presenting “SSI and the High Frontier”

Limited space, so get your tickets in advance using the EventBrite link

“Silicon Valley Space Center (SVSC, provides business acceleration, strategic direction and angel level funding for startup companies within the growing NewSpace industry in Silicon Valley. We assist start-up and early-stage companies with the commercialization of their innovative products or services. We regularly host events and workshops to bring together the vast array of entrepreneurs, scientists, engineers, and investors who share a passion for shaping the future of space exploration.”

Just Press Play… This is The High Frontier

Saying that The High Frontier is a great book does not say enough and besides, this book can speak for itself.

If it’s been a while or you’ve yet to have your first experience, perhaps this taste will tease you into wanting more.

Chapter 2 of Gerard K. O’Neill’s The High Frontier, “The Human Prospect On Planet Earth.” Just click this soundcloud widget to play.

The High Frontier a bit dog-eared
My copy’s a bit dog-eared ;-).  What’s your copy look like?