National Space Society (NSS) – Going Up

In the current (Summer, 2008) issue of Ad Astra, the quarterly publication produced by the National Space Society, there is an interview with Bert Murray, captain of the NSS Space Elevator Team.  The interview, entitled ‘Going Up’, covers such topics as Bert’s background, team progess, advantages of a Space Elevator, etc.

It’s a worthy read contained in a worthy publication.  I never have enough time to read all of the magazines I’ve subscribed to, but I always read As Astra from cover to cover – it’s very well put together and always has interesting and timely articles.  If you’re not already a member of NSS, I urge you to consider joining.

On a related note, at the recently completed ISDC 2008 conference, the NSS team had a booth.  I had posted about this before along with some photographs.  One thing I neglected to mention is that NSS has created a brochure about their Space Elevator team.  The three thumbnails in this post are of the brochure – click on the thumbnails to get a larger, readable version of them.

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  1. Tom Terry

    A new scifi book set on the remains of a space elevator was released May 29th.

    Fourteen hundred years after the millennial reign of the Great King has ended, the world still lives in relative peace and safety but has strayed from the principles that led to humankind’s greatest era: the Great Generation. The principal system of faith, Royalism—once a global theocracy under the King—has degenerated into a politically oriented belief system. In response to the growing threat to their beliefs, factions of the Royalist Social Movement, from the violent to the reformist, seek to restore the principles and former glory of the Great Generation.

    High above Terra, connected to the planet by a system of orbital tethers stretching from the surface to sixty-four thousand kilometers in space, the civilian space station City of Heaven is home to more than a million citizens. A futuristic Tower of Babel, City of Heaven is humankind’s greatest achievement.

    Enter the Ar’chay Order, a radical sect of Royalism determined to force the movement and the world to bend its knee, with Ar’chaists assuming the Regency. In a single act of terror, they sever the tethers connecting City of Heaven, killing nearly all of its inhabitants and sending the city on a collision course with Terra, where millions more will surely die.

    On both Terra and the remains of City of Heaven, survivors battle for control and the polifaith movement reaches a crisis that threatens to unleash a new global era of faith-cleansing that will rid the world of Royalism once and for all.

    City of Heaven is available from onlines sellers: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and as a Kindle eBook.

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