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06/02/1927 American physicist Gerard O'Neill is born

He invented particle storage ring, a device used in high-energy physics to store particle beam for many hours. His other invention was a magnetic catapult for non-rocket spacelaunch. He proposed a new design for space colony called now the O'Neill cylinder. O'Neill proposed colonization of space for the 21st century.


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  • Birth, education, and family life 

  • High-energy physics research 

  • Space colonization 

  • Writing career 

  • Entrepreneurial efforts 

  • Death and legacy