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Book Title: Slingshot: Building the largest machine in human history|
The author of the book: Robert G. Williscroft
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The size of the: 361 KB
Edition: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Date of issue: May 11th 2016
ISBN 13: 9781533214416
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Slingshot is a love story – about a man, a woman, another man, another woman, some gender bending…and a machine, the largest ever built.
Slingshot is a mystery – about a missing aviatrix, a conspiracy, a true-believer. Slingshot is an adventure – about following a dream, the ocean-deep, outer space. Slingshot is about constructing the first space launch-loop stretching 2,000 km between Baker and Jarvis Islands in the Equatorial Pacific. It’s about high finance, intrigue, unlimited ambition, heroism, fanaticism, betrayal…and about opening space to the common person.
With a cast of 69, Slingshot takes you from Seattle’s world financial district, to the ocean bottom at 5,000 feet off Baker Island, to the edge of space 80 km above. You play with dolphins and battle sharks. You fly and sail and dive, you work and play and love across the vast panorama of an Equatorial Pacific being put to leash to serve humanity’s surge into outer space.
While its accurate science and precise engineering will appeal to hard science fiction buffs, Slingshot’s major focus is the grand journey, the opening of outer space to the common person by men and women who loom larger than life as they work, play, and love.
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Read information about the authorServed 23 years in Navy and NOAA. Started as enlisted Submarine Sonar Tech, selected for the Navy Enlisted Scientific Education Program, and graduated from Univ. of Wash. in Marine Physics and Meteorology. Returned to subs as Navy’s first Poseidon Weapons Officer. Then was Navigator, and Saturation Diving Officer on both catamaran mother vessels for the DSRV, and then as Officer in Charge of the Test Operations Group out of San Diego, conducting deep-ocean surveillance and data acquisition – which forms the basis for his Cold War novel Operation Ivy Bells.
In NOAA, directed diving ops throughout the Pacific and Atlantic. NOAA published and distributed Doctoral dissertation, A Method for Protecting Scuba Divers from the Hazards of Contaminated Water , to ports around the world. NAUI diving instructor – has taught over 3,000 people basic and advanced SCUBA. Wrote 3 diving books and the first NAUI drysuit course, developed advanced curricula for mixed gas and other specialized diving modes, and developed and taught a NAUI course on the Math and Physics of Advanced Diving. Served 3 years in the high Arctic conducting baseline studies, and 13 months at the geographic South Pole in charge of NSF atmospheric projects.
The author of a popular book on current events published by Pelican Publishing: The Chicken Little Agenda – De-bunking Experts’ Lies, now in a second edition as an ebook, and the new Starman Jones children’s book series, in collaboration with Dr. Frank Drake, world famous director of the Carl Sagan Institute for the Study of Life in the Universe and the SETI Institute. The first book in the series is Starman Jones: A Relativity Birthday Present. Author of the Starchild Series: Slingshot and The Starchild Compact to date.
Lives with his wife, Jill, whom he met upon his return from the South Pole in 1982 and finally married in 2011, and their twin boys in Centennial, Colorado.