Book Review: StarTram: The New Race to Space (2013)

Humanity Strikes Back!

StarTram_PicAs one of the founding participants 20 years ago of what was known as the Millennial Project—a group of idealistic “young” advocates of practical space flight and colonization led by an imaginative folk hero named Marshall Savage (who wrote the book of the same name)—I am thrilled to see this watershed book part the clouds. StarTram is an umbrella proper name for specific magnetic levitation (maglev) systems in development for convenient and inexpensive launch of freight and persons into earth orbit. Maglev launch to space was anticipated in the Millennial Project (and by others), but no one had “worked out the details.” Continue reading