"The High Frontier" Gerard K. O'Neill doc premiere free streaming event April 17th 8PM ET
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- April 17, 2021
Free on April 17th only at 8pm Eastern Time, on SpaceChannel.com and on its PLEX.tv channel. Later it should be available on pay per view streaming services.THE HIGH FRONTIER: THE UNTOLD STORY OF GERARD K. O’NEILL is a documentary film about the life and influence of Gerard K. O’Neill told through the eyes of his peers, family and the younger generation he inspired during the 1970s and 80s who are now leaders in the modern day space race. Through old stories of “Gerry” as many called him, and the social impact he made on the world, this documentary pays tribute to the unsung hero of today’s space race, while hoping to inspire all ages and walks of life to reignite our planet’s space venturing spirit.
SO WHO IS GERARD K. O’NEILL?
This Princeton University physics professor changed the face of space exploration during the 1970s and 80s with his plans for building space colonies in free space in Earth orbit. These ideas, and a book he released, THE HIGH FRONTIER: HUMAN COLONIES IN SPACE, made an incredible impact on a generation fueled by Star Trek and a dream of venturing out into this unknown territory. Gerry made appearances on the Johnny Carson Show, the Round Table with Harold Hayes, even Isaac Asimov was a fan. Unfortunately, Gerry passed in 1992 from a battle with leukemia and his space colonies and dreams never came to fruition. Until now..
I am not related to this film, just a big fan of this man's work and futurism in general.