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A Review of Past Insights by Robert L. Forward, PhD: Emerging Technologies and Future Concepts

Glen A. Robertson
Year: 2004 Pages: 8
A review of various technologies discussed by Dr. Robert Forward is presented as a tribute to Dr. Forward, and is based on selections from his writings and those of subsequent investigators. Some emphasis is placed on the new frontiers of space propulsion, power and communication. Many of these concepts and technologies are presented within the STAIF 2004 ?1st Symposium on New Frontiers and Future Concepts.? These range from highly speculative notions to hardware that has now been demonstrated in space flight. Among these concepts and technologies to be discussed are future communications, antimatter propulsion, space elevators and tethers, beamed energy propulsion, and emerging gravity theories and concepts.