The purpose of this website is to provide free download of back issues of the L5 News, the publication of the L5 Society an organization devoted to making space settlements a reality in our lifetime. The L5 News was published from September 1975 until April 1987, at which time the L5 Society merged with the National Space Institute to create the National Space Society. Readers are referred to the National Space Society for current membership information.

Basic background info:

What is L5?

Brief history of the L5 Society

L5 scenario in a nutshell

L5 space colony artist renditions:

O'Neill Cylinder
O'Neill Cylinder, courtesy NASA

Stanford Torus designs

Bernal Sphere designs

O'Neill Cylinder designs

Back issues of the L5 News

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L5 News index for 1975

L5 News index for 1976

L5 News index for 1977

L5 News index for 1978

L5 News index for 1979

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Related Links

Space Settlements - NASA

Space Settlements: A Design Study
NASA Publication SP-413
Complete online copy of the
1975 NASA Summer Study

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Space Resources and Space Settlements - NASA publication SP-428
Complete online copy of the 1977 NASA Summer Study

Space Colonies - CoEvolution Quarterly
Complete online copy of special 1977 CoEvolution Quarterly book


The High Frontier

The High Frontier - Human Colonies in Space

The landmark book by Gerard K. O'Neill, available for sale from the Space Studies Institute. Expanded third edition.

"The High Frontier changed our way of thinking of space" Isaac Asimov

"A thought-provoking work of true historical significance" Thomas Paine, former NASA Administrator

"You gotta read this book!" Webmaster

Space Settlements - Online Resources
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Space Solar Power
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Space Studies Institute
Research organization founded by Dr. O'Neill

Space Frontier Foundation
Where the L5 dream is still alive

Space Settlement Initiative
Space property rights as an incentive to settle space

In Memoriam - Bill Weigle