I’ve got not one, not two, but THREE projects in the works for this blog.
The first I’ve already mentioned – a Materials primer that can be referred to and and cited when people want to know what materials we might be able to build a space elevator tether with and why they are materials that could work. I’ve enlisted some expert help for doing this so I’m hopeful that the final result will be something definitive.
The second is an FAQ – something that the space elevator community badly needs. Time after time I see the same questions asked on forums – and it would be just so nice to say “Look at the Space Elevator FAQ – Section 7.4” (or wherever) to see the answer. There are two problems with an FAQ, of course. The first is to be sure that the answers/explanations are concise and correct and the second is keeping them that way as developments in the field occur. I’ve also enlisted some expert help for this project so, again, I’m hoping I’ll have something that all of us can use to advance our understanding of the Space Elevator. Of course I don’t pretend to have all the answers and as people may challenge me and show where my answer to a specific question is incorrect or incomplete, I’ll be updating the FAQ accordingly.
And the third project? I’m really excited about this – I haven’t had an idea this good in a while. I’m not going to say anything more about it for now, but if I can pull this off, I think we’re all going to enjoy it.
The FAQ will happen first, and it will happen in pieces – as I post them, I’ll also be posting more explanatory text on the blog about the specific FAQ answers.
So, stay tuned!