We were looking into this 2 years ago, I remember, when we were working on making the strongest rope in the world, for the NASA Centennial Strong Tether Competition!:
– not so great english version by babelfish – 13 Fragen, die mir die Kleine Zeitung stellte: 1. Warum bist du nach Amerika ausgewandert? Mein erster Aufenthalt in Amerika war im Jahr 2000. Im Sommer arbeitete ich dort in einem der Amerikanischen Sommer-Camps (Camp Hillcroft), im Staat New York. Am ersten Wochenende, bin ich bereits […]
Stephen Steiner at Los Alamos National Laboratory holding a silica aerogel in his hand Birthday: 26th of March, 1982 Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin “Talk about some extreme chemistry! As if aerogel weren’t exciting enough, here we are in our fourth year of making the world’s lowest density solid in zero-gravity. So what’s the big deal? Why […]
Stephen Steiner and Daniel Pressl in front of a space elevator model. „When nano becomes macro!“, Daniel Pressl holding a tether of 2 meters length, made purely out of carbon nanotubes! The commercial price of this tether is $50.000. Dr. Bradley Edwards and Lauren DeFlores measuring up the tensile testing machine for the competition. NEWS: […]
PBS Airdate: January 9, 2007 S.M. Stephen Steiner III S.M. Stephen Steiner III introduced some of the concepts of Carbon Nanotubes and the Space Elevator. "I wouldn’t say Carbon is promiscious, but it is certainly openminded." says Stephen. Watch the Show!
Space Elevator Concept. The purpose of the Tether Challenge is to develop a very strong tether material for use in various structural applications. The competition requires a 50% improvement in breaking force from year to year, starting with a commercially available tether in 2005. Additional requirements (such as operating temperature range, vacuum compatibility, and controlled […]