The Space Elevator: A Revolutionary Earth-to-Space Transportation System

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The authors take the reader through the history of the concept, technical design and economic practicalities of building an elevator to space, and, ultimately, the implications of what such a low cost transportation system would mean to society. Based on three years of NASA-funded studies and written for the technically literate layperson, Edwards and Westling discuss the recent technological advances that now make the space elevator feasible. They conclude by addressing the effects that the space elevator could have on mankind's future from communications and energy to colonizing space.

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Bradley C. Edwards, Ph.D.

After receiving his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, Dr. Edwards spent ten years at Los Alamos National Laboratory. His work at Los Alamos focused on development of advanced technologies and space craft for solar system exploration and astrophysical research. In 2000 and 2001 Dr. Edwards received grants from NASA's Institute for Advanced Concepts to develop a viable space elevator. Dr. Edwards has assembled world experts in a broad array of technologies to aid in this development. The technical work has been reviewed by NASA and in an open conference by the private space sector and received high praise.

Eric A. Westling

Mr. Westling is a professional science writer with a background in engineering and technical design.

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