EP34 John Mankins: Energy from orbit, new ways of propulsion and Star Trek type spaceships

John Mankins has been with NASA and JPL for most of his professional life, working on projects that most of us would look for in the science fiction department: famously, John published a paper on the maturity of future technologies. So he has a pretty good sense of what to expect in the foreseeable future. Solar energy from orbit, permanent habitats on other celestial bodies, energy production in space were still the most obvious discussion points. In the current episode of the Space Cafe Podcast, we ventured very far out with John.



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