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Will Space Elevators ruin SpaceX’s Business Model?

Dr. Dennis Wright,

Are Space Elevators science fiction, or near-term reality? In this episode we talk with Dr. Dennis Wright and got an excellent primer on the realities and current progress on the design and use of Space Elevators!

Connect:

Dr. Dennis Wright: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dennis-wright-31668216/
ISEC on the Web: https://www.isec.org/
ISEC on Twitter: @ISECdotORG

Speaker Bio:

Dennis Wright retired in 2020 as a physicist in the Elementary Particle Physics
Department of the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford. He obtained a Ph.D. in nuclear physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and has been involved in more than 20 experiments including low energy photo-nuclear reactions, strong interaction experiments at Los Alamos, the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN and the SuperCDMS search for dark matter.

He is currently vice president of the International Space Elevator Consortium (ISEC), where he works on simulating the physics of the space elevator, including its dynamics, electrodynamics and the effects of radiation. He joined ISEC in 2013. He is also a member of the National Space Society.

Dennis and his wife Linda live in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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