Gerard K. O’Neill’s Space Studies Institute was founded on the firm belief in “The High Frontier Concept,” that the Unlimited Energy and Material Resources of Space can and should be used to benefit all of Humanity no matter where individual Human Beings choose to live.
To build those iconic SSI O’Neill Islands and Glaser/Brown/O’Neill Solar Power Satellites Gerry was always pretty darned clear, large scale Space development will not be an economical option as long as structural mass has to be lifted from the surface of the Earth.
In this final panel discussion of day one of SSI 50: The Space Settlement Enterprise, Extraterrestrial Resources take center stage.
Your host is Professor George Sowers of the Colorado School of Mines and his panelists are Chris Lewicki of ConSensys Space, Dennis Wingo of SkyCorp, Dr. Philip Metzger of the University of Central Florida and Rob Meyerson of Delalune Space.
Recorded at the Space Studies Institute’s SSI 50, September 9th, 2019 at the Museum of Flight in Seattle.