Building BIG Structures in Space

Track:
Science & Technology
What:
Solo Talk
When:
2:00 PM, Saturday 15 Aug 2020 EDT (50 minutes)
Where:
Earthseed Room
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When we think of our future in space, we need to think big. After all, space elevators, space solar power stations, and kilometer-scale solar sails aren't exactly small. How will we build these big space structures? And do the materials we will need exist today? (Have you heard of graphene? If not, then you will!)
Speaker
Physicist, Author (Popular Science and Science Fiction) and Principal Investigator, NASA Near Earth Asteroid Scout mission