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== Mission ==
 
== Mission ==
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This wiki is intended to be a repository of information and a baseline for research of the space elevator.
  
This wiki is intended to be a repository of information and a baseline for research of the space elevator.
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# One of the premises of the free software movement is that: a proof of concept, running code, and presence of community are all that are necessary for success in an intellectual endeavor. Cataloging a critical mass of models, spreadsheets, simulations, and documentation, in [[FreeFormats|open formats]], will attract people to help find and solve problems and provide the knowledge needed for the inevitable construction of the space elevator.
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# [[SpaceElevatorSoftware|No toys.]] Anything can be modeled in software so we will increasingly aim to simulate the real thing.
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# Crawl, walk, run. We have big goals which is fine, and we will get there one step at a time. Any progress is good, however, we are too small to do waste, which is the "No toys" mantra above, and why we should reuse as much as possible -- standing on the shoulders of giants. The best way to make a wiki is not to start writing, but to gather existing things that belong in it!
  
Cataloging a critical mass of models, spreadsheets, simulations, and documentation, in [[FreeFormats|open formats]], will attract people to help find and solve problems and provide the knowledge needed for the inevitable construction of the space elevator. The core of knowledge will be maintained and all are welcome to contribute.
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Think big: what would we want from NASA and Intel?
  
 
== Founders ==
 
== Founders ==

Revision as of 09:57, 3 July 2008

The Space Elevator Development Wiki

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Mission

This wiki is intended to be a repository of information and a baseline for research of the space elevator.

  1. One of the premises of the free software movement is that: a proof of concept, running code, and presence of community are all that are necessary for success in an intellectual endeavor. Cataloging a critical mass of models, spreadsheets, simulations, and documentation, in open formats, will attract people to help find and solve problems and provide the knowledge needed for the inevitable construction of the space elevator.
  2. No toys. Anything can be modeled in software so we will increasingly aim to simulate the real thing.
  3. Crawl, walk, run. We have big goals which is fine, and we will get there one step at a time. Any progress is good, however, we are too small to do waste, which is the "No toys" mantra above, and why we should reuse as much as possible -- standing on the shoulders of giants. The best way to make a wiki is not to start writing, but to gather existing things that belong in it!

Think big: what would we want from NASA and Intel?

Founders

Keith Curtis

Bradley Edwards

Primary Components

Archive of uploaded files that need categorization: http://keithcu.com/wiki/index.php/Special:Imagelist

Baseline space elevator design:

  • to be used as a common starting point for ongoing work
  • will be updated continuously as new refinements are made

Archive of detailed work:

  • detailed calculations, images, designs, etc. will be stored for use and easy retrieval

Simulation software:

  • resource code for conducting simulations of elevator components and interactions
  • current understanding of relationships will be incorporated