Bradley C. Edwards

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In space engineering, Bradley C. Edwards is the president and founder of Carbon Designs Inc. which specializes in producing a safer and cheaper way of transporting explorers into space. He received funding from NIAC from 2001 to 2003 to write a paper[1] proposing a way in which one could be built. He also wrote two books on the subject.[2][3]

In these documents and a 2005 interview with Space.com, Edwards estimated that price per pound of launching into low-earth orbit could be reduced to 100th the cost of Shuttle missions. Edwards, now Director of Research for the Institute for Scientific Research (ISR), based in Fairmont, West Virginia, was always interested in the space program. As a child, he dreamt of becoming an astronaut and pursued physics in both his undergraduate and graduate studies. However, rejected by the astronaut program due to asthma, he went on to work at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, researching advanced space technologies for 11 years. [4]

Books[edit]

  • The Space Elevator: A Revolutionary Earth-to-Space Transportation System by Bradley C. Edwards and Eric A. Westling - Nov 2003
  • Leaving the Planet by Space Elevator, by Bradley C. Edwards and Philip Ragan - Oct 2006

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bradley Edwards (1 Mar 2003). "NIAC Phase II study". Eureka Scientific. 
  2. ^ Bradley C. Edwards and Eric A. Westling (Nov 2003). The Space Elevator: A Revolutionary Earth-to-Space Transportation System. ISBN 0-9726045-0-2. 
  3. ^ Bradley C. Edwards and Philip Ragan (Oct 2006). Leaving the Planet by Space Elevator. ISBN 978-1-4303-0006-9. 
  4. ^ Sara Goudarzi (18 Feb 2005). "Space.com Interview:Elevator Man: Bradley Edwards Reaches for the Heights".