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Broadcast 75 (Special Edition)Listen to the show!
Aired on October 9th, 2002
Guest: Dr. Brad Edwards
Dr. Brad Edwards, The Space Elevator. Dr. Edwards explains the space elevator concept which is a revolutionary low-cost proposal for moving people and payloads into Earth orbit and then outward into space. His discussion includes mention of Eureka Scientific, the company aiding researchers with their space elevator efforts, along with explaining the concept of the "ribbon" which will stretch 62,000 miles from Earth to space, anchored here on Earth to an offshore sea floating platform near the equator in the South Pacific. In addition, Dr. Edwards addresses potential space elevator hazards such as lightening, meteors, LEO and flying objects, wind, and more

About our guest...

Dr. Brad Edwards
Dr. Bradley Carl Edwards, received his Ph.D. in Physics in 1990, spent 11 years as a staff member at Los Alamos National laboratory (LANL) leading advanced technology efforts for lunar missions, optical cryocooler development , detector system development astrophysical satellites, and a Europa orbiter mission. Since leaving LANL, Dr. Edwards has led development of the space elevator, organized three conferences and been on organizing committees for five others, led a research staff of 70 people at the Institute for Scientific Research, written the definitive book on the space elevator, and is President and founder of Carbon Designs to develop high-strength materials. He has over 50 publications with three books and 8 papers in the works, over 30 invited talks, letter of commendation from the DoE, and his work has appeared on the cover of Discover, Science News, Ad Astra, as well as large articles in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, and multiple times on CNN and BBC. Dr. Edwards has expertise in project management, business management, space hardware, space systems, astrophysics, planetary physics, systems engineering, multiple computer languages, and cryogenics among others.

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