Broadcast 75 (Special Edition)

08 Oct 2002 Dr. Brad Edwards
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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

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