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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.
Brilliant exercise intended to disprove the viability of The Space Elevator, but serves to prove that it can - and given recent advances in growing long CNTs - likely will be built... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Leland Nolan
Received this book as a gift from the author Dr. Brad Edwards. He was tasked by NASA to prove that the space elevator was not technically feasible. Read morePublished 10 months ago by San Diego Nerd
Wonderful introduction to the Space Elevator concpt and technology.Published 12 months ago by Ron-O
This is a decent explanation of the amazing concept of a space elevator that could, with the right technological and political developments, take people and goods into Earth orbit... Read morePublished on October 26, 2012 by RealityWizard
I found this work very approachable. The theory and assumptions for a space elevator (SE) were clearly articulated. The crux of the book focuses on the ribbon. Read morePublished on March 11, 2012 by RobP
This book could be a bit technical for those with out a small physics and calculus background, but it does describe many of the difficulties that would need to be over come and... Read morePublished on March 1, 2010 by me
Although it came out six years ago, Brad Edwards' book is still second to none. If you want to learn a lot about what a space elevator is, how it might be designed and built and... Read morePublished on June 17, 2008 by Craig
This engineer's quite positive reaction to this technically impressive book is overshadowed by his own obsession with the mundane topics of spelling and punctuation. Read morePublished on March 26, 2008 by Ben B. Barnes
Now we have seen the failure of the shuttle it is time we had a look at some alternatives. What we have here is a first-class study of a `Space Elevator'. Read morePublished on May 6, 2007 by BernardZ