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Space Elevator – So Close to Feasible!
A Review of Recent Revelations
Cathy Swan, Ph.D. and Peter Swan, Ph.D.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
7 p.m.
Physical Sciences F-wing 123

Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) is hosting an evening lecture on recent discoveries and inventions that are bringing a space elevator closer to reality. Peter Swan and Cathy W. Swan are Elected Members of the International Academy of Astronautics and currently editing the 500 page Cosmic Study on Feasibility of Space Elevators with 28 authors from around the globe. They have written two books on the topic. Peter Swan is Vice President of the International Space Elevator Consortium. This talk will focus on recent progress in many fields that will significantly raise the probability of a Space Elevator by 2035. The outline for this overview is:

  • Why
  • Policy and Legal
  • Basic concepts
  • Space Elevator Major Elements
  • Challenges
  • International Academy of Astronautics Cosmic Study
  • International Space Elevator

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