Maurice Franklin, a Microsoft software engineer who is passionate about the space elevator, recently organized and hosted a conference on that topic at Microsoft's Redmond conference center. On this edition of Interviews with Innovators, Franklin discusses the reasons to build a space elevator, and describes how the concept, first proposed by Arthur C. Clarke, is evolving toward a practical implementation.
Maurice Franklin is a 12 year Microsoft veteran, whose career has focussed on performance engineering and server scalability. Franklin has had an interest in space travel and exploration since and early age. Once he learned of the Space Elevator concept he became convinced of its importance to civilization, and has taken opportunities to support its development ever since.
This free podcast is from our Jon Udell's Interviews with Innovators series.