Artists' Impressions 2 - O'Neill Bernal Sphere

This page contains NASA and Space Studies Institute (see Links) images related to the O'Neill Bernal Sphere design study. This was described in O'Neill's book, 'The High Frontier - human colonies in space' (Jonathan Cape - 1977) as a possible design for a first colony ('Island One').

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Size comparison showing 'side'view of colony with familiar objects (Empire State Building, Queen Mary ocean liner, Great Pyramid, Saturn V) to scale

External view of colony

Another external view

'Cutaway' view of colony

Inside view of colony main living area

Another inside view of colony main living area

'Cutaway' view showing agricultural tori of colony

Inside view of agricultural area

 

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