Fast Future - Bradley Edwards

Get ready for frequent flyer miles beyond your wildest dreams. Dr. Bradley Edwards is considered the father of the Space Elevator, a technology that promises to allow humans to travel up to Earth-orbiting space stations in the time it takes us to take a short flight. The paper-thin, 3ft wide carbon nanotube ribbon teathers an Earth-bound anchor with a counterweight in pace. Many consider the space elevator the dawn of true space travel and exploration due to the breadth of what can be accomplished using the space elevator and the low cost of powering it using solar power and laser beams.