Fred Scharmen

Fred Scharmen

Fred Scharmen teaches architecture and urban design at Morgan State University in Baltimore and is the author of the forthcoming book Space Settlements (Columbia University Press, July 2019).

An artist's rendering of a space colony, with farms, a university campus, an elevated train track, and skyscrapers in the background.

Jeff Bezos Dreams of a 1970s Future

If the sci-fi space cities of Bezos’s Blue Origin look familiar, it’s because they’re derived from the work of his college professor, the late physicist Gerard O’Neill.