This website is a compendium of all space-elevator-related items / postings / announcements / blog-entries / artwork / interviews / etc. that I have been able to locate on the Internet and elsewhere. It will also contain opinions (expert and not) about various aspects of Space Elevator development.
SpaceElevatorBlog.com was “born” on April 1st, 2006. Postings dated before then are artificially dated with the day after the original item was posted on the Internet. Postings dated on or after April 1st, 2006 were posted on the indicated date/time.
My name is Ted Semon. I am a retired Software Engineer and I have been fascinated by the concept of a Space Elevator ever since I read Sir Arthur C. Clarke’s The Fountains of Paradise. I want to contribute, somehow, someway, to making the first Space Elevator a reality. This Blog is my initial contribution to this effort.
I believe that humanity MUST take all steps necessary to explore and colonize places outside our homeworld. I hope that it’s we Americans who will lead the way, but in the final analysis it doesn’t matter who does it, just as long as it happens. I think a functioning Space Elevator, hopefully many of them, will go a long way towards making this happen.
If you wish to email me, you can do so at: Ted [AT] SpaceElevatorBlog.com
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I was interested in the question of how you could construct a space elevator even if you had a cable with rather modest mass to strength ratio.
I’ve worked out the mathematics of how it can be done and I’ve posted it on my blog.
I’m interested to hear what you think.
Thank you for your efforts to keep the dream alive. Due to continuing interest in the subject, Google X has started their own space elevator project that is currently in “deep freeze” until the technology required can be developed. It is now looking feasible with technologies we are likely to develop in a matter of decades. Your blog helps keep interest from fading away while we wait. Arthur C Clarke invented the idea of communications satellites before any other writers and the space elevator is set to follow the same path. Please let me know any way I can be of assistance in the meantime.