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The Visioneers: How a Group of Elite Scientists Pursued Space Colonies, Nanotechnologies, and a Limitless Future

The Visioneers:  How a Group of Elite Scientists Pursued Space Colonies, Nanotechnologies, and a Limitless Future

by W. Patrick McCray,
Tulsa World, February 3, 2013

Gerard O'Neill, a professor of physics at Princeton University, described himself as "a romantic, an idealist, and a practical physicist and engineer." O'Neill hoped that whenever the romance got out of hand, the physics and engineering would pull him back to reality.

 

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