SE History Interview – Bryan Laubscher

Summary of Mark Dodrill (ISEC History Committee) Interview with Dr. Bryan Laubscher, President Odysseus Technologies (by Mike Hall) Bryan first heard of the concept of the space elevator when he was a child but didn’t have a really good understanding of how it worked until around 1999-2000 when he was at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. He…

SE History Interview – Vern Hall

ISEC Space Interview with Vern Hall, Interviewer was Mark Dodrill, during the 2014 ISEC Space Elevator conference in Seattle. (Q) Can you please describe how you first heard about the space elevator? (A) I heard of the concept in popular publications like National Geographic, in an article several years ago, and it is a very…

SE History Interview – David Raitt

Summary of interview with David Raitt, recorded July 15, 2014 by Mark Dodrill At the time of this interview I had been retired from the European Space Agency for heading on for 5 years and for the last 10 or 12 years, I was the Senior Technology Transfer Officer working at the main R&D establishment at…