WONDER #2626: Could You Live in an O'Neill Colony?

Question 1 of 3

What was the main idea of this Wonder?

  1. It will be difficult for humans to live beyond the planet Earth.
  2. Space holds many possibilities for the future of human life and habitation.
  3. Many people are fascinated by outer space and would like to learn more about the universe.
  4. O’Neill colonies are spinning, steel cylinders first thought of in 1974 that could enable people to live in space.

Question 2 of 3

By spinning, O’Neill cylinders would be able to create ________________.

  1. sunlight
  2. artificial gravity
  3. reliable WiFi
  4. food for inhabitants

Question 3 of 3

Which modern entrepreneur thinks O’Neill colonies could one day house one trillion people in space?

  1. Elon Musk
  2. Sue Bryce
  3. Jeff Bezos
  4. Lynda Resnick

Check your answers online at https://wonderopolis.org/wonder/Could-You-Live-in-an-O’Neill-Colony.