The Space Elevator Books, Documents and References - Introduction

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Books

Non-Ficton

  • Dynamics of Space Tether Systems (Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, Vol 83) - Vladimir V. Beletsky and Evgenii M. Levin
  • The Space Elevator: A Revolutionary Earth-to-Space Transportation System - Bradley Edwards

    Fiction

  • The Fountains of Paradise - Sir Arthur C. Clarke
  • The Web Between The Worlds - Charles Sheffield


    Documents

  • The Space Elevator: 'Thought Experiment', or Key to the Universe? (HTML)
    Sir Arthur C. Clarke
    Advances in Earth Oriented Applied Space Technologies. Vol. I, no. 1, 1981, pp. 39-48.

  • Hypersonic Airplane Space Tether Orbital Launch System (PDF - 2 MB)
    Thomas J. Bogar, Principal Investigator, McDonnell Douglas Corporation
    Phase I Study - NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts, January 7, 2000.

  • The space elevator: an ideal application for the free electron laser (PDF - 732 KB)
    Bradley Edwards, Principal Investigator, Eureka Scientific/Institute for Scientific Research, Inc.

  • The NIAC Space Elevator Program (PDF - 521 KB)
    Bradley Edwards, Principal Investigator, Eureka Scientific/Institute for Scientific Research, Inc.

  • The Space Elevator (PDF - 16 MB)
    Bradley Edwards, Principal Investigator, Eureka Scientific.
    Phase I Study - NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts, Report June, 2000.

  • Space Elevators - An Advanced Earth-Space Infrastructure for the New Millennium (PDF - 5 MB)
    Compiled by D.V. Smitherman, Jr.
    Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama, August 2000.

  • Moon & Mars Orbiting Spinning Tether Transport (MMOSTT) (PDF - 13.8 MB)
    Robert Hoyt, Principal Investigator, Tethers Unlimited, Inc.
    Phase II Study - NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts, Final Report - August 31, 2001.

  • Space Transport Development using Orbital Debris (PDF - 600 KB)
    Joseph A. Carroll, Principal Investigator, Tether Applications, Inc.
    Phase I Study - NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts, December 2, 2002.

  • The Space Elevator (PDF - 2.8 MB)
    Bradley Edwards, Principal Investigator, Eureka Scientific.
    Phase II Study - NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts, Final Report - March 1, 2003.