Tuesday, September 7, 2010, 7-8:30 PM PDT:Dan Adamo returns to further discuss on orbit propellant depots and Earth-Lunar departure points. Friday, September 10, 2010, 9:30-11 AM PDT:Berin Szoka returns to discuss not only internet freedom but expanding human civilization in space.
Sunday, September 12, 2010, 12-1:30 PM PDT. We welcome back to the show Dr. Bryan Laubscher to update us on space elevator development.
The International Space Elevator Consortium (ISEC), an independent coalition designed to promote outreach and foster research relating to the construction of an Elevator to Space, announced today that Russian engineer Yuri Artsutanov and American engineer Jerome Pearson, pioneers of the modern Space Elevator concept, will appear at the 2010 Space Elevator Conference.
LaserMotive, an independent R&D company specializing in laser power beaming and winner of the 2009 NASA-sponsored Power Beaming Competition, has announced its newest sponsors for its entry in the 2010 Space Elevator Games. At stake is a purse prize of up to $1.1 million.
The conference will join some of the worldâ€™s leading researchers and engineers on space elevator systems and carbon nanotube fiber production. An add-on this year will be a session on lunar industrialisation challenges.
The postponed Space Elevator Games are now set for Nov. 2-6 at NASA Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, California.
The teams will spend the first two days setting up, testing and calibrating their experiments. A 3-day competition will then commence on Wednesday, Nov. 4. The teams will have a 45-minute climb window on each day.
The competition is being sponsored by The Spaceward Foundation with funding from NASA as part of the space agency’s Centennial Challenges. The games were delayed from August due to technical problems.
Coping with the closing Space enthusiasts have coped with the relative lack of progress in the four decades since humans first walked on the Moon in varying ways. John Hickman describes these various approaches and how they can pose obstacles to the future. Still on the ground floor Jeff Foust reports on a recent conference where the space elevator community took stock of the current situation and made plans to forge ahead.
PANâ€™s labyrinth An Atlas 5 is scheduled to launch next month a mysterious satellite identified only as PAN. Dwayne Day sheds a little more light on this spacecraft and its possible mission.
Review: The New Solar System Hundreds of books have been published about the solar system, making it difficult for new ones to stand out. Jeff Foust reviews one that succeeds at standing out thanks to updated material and good design.
Space Elevator: Science Fiction or Global Warming Cure? PC World
Researchers gathered at the Space Elevator Conference on Thursday said that an elevator could make transportation to space so much more inexpensive than it is now, that companies could build large solar-power farms in space to provide energy for people on Earth. That could eliminate the need to burn fossil fuels and thus reduce global warming.
Scientists, researchers and space enthusiasts from throughout the world will gather on the Microsoft campus August 13â€“16 for Space Elevator Conference 2009, an exploration of the technical, legal and social issues and challenges of building an Elevator to Space. A variety of events are planned for the public, as well as the scientific community, on this revolutionary way to send cargo and humans into space.
The Space Elevator Power Beaming Challenge Games originally scheduled for this summer at NASAâ€™s Dryden Flight Research Center have been postponed. The Spaceward Foundation conducts this prize competition as part of NASAâ€™s Centennial Challenge Program. The challenge this year requires teams to demonstrate devices that can climb a one-kilometer vertical cable using electrical power transmitted via a laser.
Skies not the limit for Canadian space elevator proponent Canwest News Service
It’s no stairway to heaven – more like an elevator to the stars.
A Canadian technology company has a futuristic idea: a free-standing elevator that stops 20 kilometres above the Earth, is capable of launching satellites into space and could be used for communications networks around the world.
NASA’s Centennial Challenges Program and the Spaceward Foundation will hold the 2009 Power-Beaming Challenge, part of Spaceward’s Space Elevator Games, at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., on July 14.