August 8th, 2008
Several days ago, I was interviewed by Jon Udell, he of the Perspectives podcast fame. The subject was, of course, the Space Elevator.
This interview has now been posted; you can access it here.
I read the partial transcript he put up on the website and listened to the interview and I think I made only one serious gaffe; when I spoke about the solid-state lasers that Boeing had recently developed, I said that they were capable of generating 25 MEGAwatts of power. That should have been 25 KILOwatts of power (I had posted about these lasers earlier, here).
Those of you who attended the recent Space Elevator Conference also almost certainly met Maurice Franklin, a Microsoft employee (actually, I think he’s left Microsoft now and is up in New Hampshire learning how to build boats) who was largely responsible for getting the Microsoft conference center for us and making the venue work very well for us. Jon also interviewed Maurice about the conference and the Space Elevator - you can view/listen to that interview here.
Thanks again Jon - I enjoyed our conversation and very much appreciate the work you’ve done to put these interviews together and on the web.