The opening of a new, high frontier will challenge the best in us. The new lands waiting to be built
in space will give us new freedom to search for better governments, social systems, and ways of
life, so that our efforts during the decades ahead enable our children to find a world richer in
opportunity. Dr. Gerard K. O’Neil, author of The High Frontier – Human Colonies in Space.
Transforming Space Visions into Realities
Human dreams and ideas span time, often taking centuries before being transformed into
worthwhile activities. Some of our forebears dimly perceived the spectacular achievements this
generation has witnessed since the dawn of the Space Age. Today one’s philosophy of life should
have at its core going beyond Earth to settle space and use its resources. Hopefully my book, Space
Enterprise, will provide readers with insights into the challenges that lie ahead in exploring and
settling offworld. That process will lead to a higher state of consciousness for our species.