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The space elevator

Author: Bradley C Edwards; Eric A Westling
Publisher: Houston, TX : BC Edwards, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The author(s) have presented ALL the major arguments, pro and con, on the feasibility of the concept, incorporating into one document ALL things others have discussed, plus many others that no one else in the field has every touched upon....The conclusion is that the Space Elevator is not only feasible, it is revolutionary in its impact on mankind" -- Robert L. Forward.
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bradley C Edwards; Eric A Westling
ISBN: 0974651710 9780974651712
OCLC Number: 54412915
Notes: "A revolutionary earth-to-space transportation system"--Cover.
Description: vi, 280 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: A space elevator? --
Ribbon design and production --
Spacecraft and climber designs --
Power beaming --
Deployment --
Anchor --
Destinations --
Safety factor --
Design options --
Challenges --
Budget estimates --
Schedule --
Economics of the space elevator --
Other nice places to visit --
Space tourism --
Energy and the Moon --
Space development .
Responsibility: Bradley C. Edwards, Eric A. Westling.
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"The author(s) have presented ALL the major arguments, pro and con, on the feasibility of the concept, incorporating into one document ALL things others have discussed, plus many others that no one else in the field has every touched upon....The conclusion is that the Space Elevator is not only feasible, it is revolutionary in its impact on mankind" -- Robert L. Forward.

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