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J E D Cline's files on the GEnie Spaceport Library

The GEnie Spaceport Library (later named the GEnie Space and Science Library) was my first hope for getting my technological coucepts out to the world, expecting to finally reach a fitting audience.

JEDCline's GEnie Spaceport Library File List

Background:

As a member of the National Space Society, in 1988, I learned that I could get a free membership to connect to that public computer network, but it had a short time limit to be done. My situation was that I had a basic Adam Coleco computer setup, with no modem. So I asked Lee Fleishman, one of the co-owner-managers of the small manufacturing company I was working for, VSE (Vehicle Security Electronics) in Chatsworth, CA, if he would follow the directions and sign me up online, which he did. This gave me the data to be able to connect, if I had the equipment. Eventually I found a used 300 baud modem, along with a used disk drive too, being sold by a little kid, maybe 8 years old, who was upgrading his computer, his proud mom told me as I paid for it. I had been flat broke by the time I got the job at VSE, and it was at only a third of what I had been making before. But a job was a job and I was very thankful for it. I was already a bit old for the job of electronic technician, and jobs were scarce. So, I used that 300 baud modem to connect via the phone lines, to the GEnie spaceport. (And the purchase's included floppy disk drive was a big improvement ove the digital tape drive the Adam Coleco came equipped with. Sure, my previous job had worked me up to a design/development Electronic Engineer position at Shugart Corporation floppy disk R&D; but when teh division shut down due to overseas cheap labor competition, I could not get a job for over a year, hard times were upon me. So having a floppy disk drive for my Adam Coleco was fitting.) I figured out how to upload a file to GEnie, and finally succeeded in puting my first file up, which was a transcript of my testimony before the National Commission on Space regarding teh future of the American space program, and it was file #475 in the library, and I gave it the title of "Space Inspiration."

Putting my attention on that speech I wrote and had given in fromt of a huge crowd and the esteemed Comissioners themselves, all of whom seemed to really like my speech, I again had to review my uging that NASA seriously explore a number of space transportation concepts including my "Mooncable" lunar space elevator concept, but even more to consider the structural concepts of Lofstrom, Hyde and Smith, all of which concepts I greatly admired. But the NCS report made no mention of any of these concepts. Baffled, I pondered over those concepts, figuring out their strengths and fatal failings, seeking a way to fix it all. That had been my talent that had gotten me to becoma a supertech at several companies previously, it was my nature, creatively finding technological ways to make things work when they did not work at first.

I also experimented with putting my Mooncable concept as files on teh GEnie Spaceport Library, rewriting them since I had lost much of my original writings in the hard years after my wife left and the home sold and I lived in tiny apartments at low pay; much of my belongings were left behind or were stolen from me in those years and places. But now, having pondered the concepts of Lofstrom, Hyde and Smith (Launch Loop, Starbridge; Texas Universe Railroad) for some years, I suddenly had an inspiration that became teh KESTS to GEO concept. I put brief files on the library about them, thinking that others surely could fill in all the details with those keey concept integrations; it would provide cheap space transportation to orbit and in the overall picture also provide space-sourced solar-electric energy for civilization, too. 

By 1989 I had developed the KESTS to GEO concept to the point where the natural events would involve not only SPS in GEO, but also large scale cities, such as teh 10,000 person toroid designed in great detail back in the mid-1970's (NASA SP-413) for use at L-5, but would work just fine in GEO too, with some modifications. Sop I began to envision another project to do R&D on a 200-1,000 person version for construction in LEO in preparation for that, thinking that was going to need lots of R&D best done down on the ground first as much as possible. (see prefab habitat tank structures ) As these often intermixed concepts developed in my mind, with some significant imporvement, I would put up a new file about it on GEnie. I also wrote and put up some otehr transportation related concepts in teh library. 

With the coming of the internet, GEnie for unknown reason was not integrated with the internet; it was owned by General Electric, so surely the expertise was there, but they did not do it. Thus GEnie was sold to a small company with no interst in space, and soon it vanished altogether. Before it vanished, they sent out notice that they were shutting down, so I grabbed copies of my files there on the GEnie Space and Science Library - as it was renamed by then - and those are what are now preserved in this section. 

Background:

In 1988, as a member of the National Space Society, the author was able to obtain a free account on the GEnie Information Network, where he could upload his files and participate in forums there. There was a time limit to do this, and with the help of his employer Lee Fleishman of the Vehicle Security Electronics company in Chatsworth, CA, he was able to do the account creation, password and identity there. It was several months later until he was able to get a used modem for his Adam Coleco computer, for a 300-Baud connection via dialup phone line. The author saw it as a great opportunity to finally share his great space concepts to a world eager to hear (we high functioning autistics - Asperger's - are stuck with being socially very naive.) He then began writing files - text was all that was possible then - and uploading the to the GEnie Spaceport Library (later renamed the GEnie Space and Science Library) his ideas, ones that had been recently in mind and some written circa 1970 (Mooncable Project Concept) but as time went on, more ideas came to mind and were described best possible in the format and with his equipment at home, the Adam computer. Participation in the forums soon showed that there was much chicanery going on to control what effectively could be discussed; the author's forums that he started were instantly filled with inane and unrelated huge posts, and all other readers had to download all the files from the start to see what it was about. Both his KESTS to GEO concept and the Centristation concepts were thusly blockaded; and there was only one response to his older concept, the Mooncable, interestingly from Keith Lofstrom, creator of the Launch Loop concept in the early 1980's - his comment was that it would be a very long structure, which of course it would be. Upgrading to a 386SX computer with somewhat faster modem, he continued with the GEnie file creations, (as well as preparing the camera-ready copy for his technical paper on the Centristation concept for the Space Studies Institute's 1995 space conference. When the internet came along for public use, the author was finally able to get a Mac Performa 360 computer and join the earthlink network which provided some megabytes of space for web pages, so the author began to learn to write html and put files on those pages at http://www.home.earthlink.net/~jedcline. Soon it was learned that the GEnie network had been sold to some people interested only in astrology, and soon the network was gone, instead of becoming connected to the internet; why the parent company, General Electric, did that, is unknown; but it essentially ditched all those space files. When I learned of the pending loss of GEnie, I downloaded my files as they existed as uploaded, and that is what is contained in this directory. I have preserved the GEnie formatting such as its file name, designation of number of bytes, date of upload, author identification, as well as the abbreviated title which could only contain a limited number of characters.


Here is a file number sequence hyper-linked modification of the downloaded list of my GEnie Spaceport Space and Science Library files. The underlined hyperlinks have had the prefix "GeSp" added to their file number, to make their hyperlink; to go by file number, just look at the 3 or 4 numbers after that prefix. For example, to go to file number 475, click on the hyperlink "GeSp475".



No. File Name Type

Address YYMMDD Bytes Access Lib


GeSp475 SPACE INSPIRATION 7

J.E.D.CLINE1 880702 11340 47 3

Desc: Ideas for Space projects


GeSp480 INTRO TO MOONCABLE 7

J.E.D.CLINE1 880707 3780 37 3

Desc: Reasons and function of Mooncable.


GeSp485 MOONCABLE PROJECT 7

J.E.D.CLINE1 880717 16380 25 3

Desc: Description of unusual space transp


GeSp530 MOONCABLE PROJECT 14 7

J.E.D.CLINE1 880909 25200 27 3

Desc: Lunar maglev elevator concept


GeSp553 POWER + TRANSPORTATION 7

J.E.D.CLINE1 880924 3780 38 3

Desc: Electrical Power + Space Transport


GeSp563 ENERGY/TRANSPORT SYSTEM 7

J.E.D.CLINE1 881001 10080 35 3

Desc: Electrical power from space transp.


GeSp578 MICROELEVATOR VERS. 1 7

J.E.D.CLINE1 881011 8820 20 3

Desc: Micro Space Elevator, Earth to GEO


GeSp581 MICROELEVATOR VERS. 2 7

J.E.D.CLINE1 881016 16380 18 3

Desc: Project for group creativity


GeSp592 MICROELEVATOR IMPORT 7

J.E.D.CLINE1 881021 7560 14 3

Desc: microelevator significance/synopsis


GeSp629 GEO'S UMBILICAL 7

J.E.D.CLINE1 881118 2520 13 3

Desc: Transport to Space


GeSp634 CONCEPTUAL SYNTHESIS 7

J.E.D.CLINE1 881120 21420 28 4

Desc: Designing space transport concepts


GeSp644 ELEVATOR 3 7

J.E.D.CLINE1 881201 10080 14 3

Desc: Project update including space habit


GeSp655 SPACE AD 7

J.E.D.CLINE1 881206 2520 13 3

Desc: Help wanted to create GEO Umbilicals


GeSp671 GEO HABITAT RING & XMAS 7

J.E.D.CLINE1 881218 5040 18 7

Desc: Christmas Message & Space Habitats


GeSp690 GEO HABITAT UMBILICAL 2 7

J.E.D.CLINE1 881229 11340 23 3

Desc: Scenario for spacefaring society.


GeSp689 SPACE HABITATS AT GEO 7

J.E.D.CLINE1 881228 8820 14 3

Desc: Synthesizing concepts /GEO habitats


GeSp747 HWY TO EARTH GEO RING 7

J.E.D.CLINE1 890209 15120 19 3

Desc: General audience writeup of the


GeSp819 HIGH SUBURBIA COMMUTE:1 7

J.E.D.CLINE1 890414 12600 18 3

Desc: KESTS and GEO Habitat Ring, cont'd


GeSp880 PASSIVE STABLE KESTS 7

J.E.D.CLINE1 890617 3780 16 3

Desc: Passivily Stabilized KESTS


GeSp881 GEO TREEHOUSE 7

J.E.D.CLINE1 890618 26460 20 3

Desc: GEO KESTS


GeSp892 LONGTRANS 7

J.E.D.CLINE1 890704 17640 14 3

Desc: 3 Long Space Trans Structures


GeSp927 LONGTRANS 2 7

J.E.D.CLINE1 890720 20160 18 3

Desc: Tethers, KESTS talk


GeSp953 EARTHBOUND KESTS 7

J.E.D.CLINE1 890813 6300 17 3

Desc: KESTS applications on earthsurface


GeSp981 MEDITKESTS 7

J.E.D.CLINE1 890910 10080 10 7

Desc: Saving the Earth by developing space


GeSp994 TREEHOUSE FOUR 7

J.E.D.CLINE1 890916 25200 10 7

Desc: Envisioning KESTS/GEO Habitat scene


GeSp1023 TREEHOUSE FIVE 7

J.E.D.CLINE1 891006 31500 17 7

Desc: Envisioning KESTS/GEO Habitat Ring


GeSp1071 CENTRISTATION III 7

J.E.D.CLINE1 891217 6300 29 4

Desc: launch vehicle & centrifugal sta.


GeSp1077 TREEHAVEN3 7

J.E.D.CLINE1 891225 16380 17 3

Desc: KESTS/habitats


GeSp1171 NASA REPLY TO MOONCABLE 7

J.E.D.CLINE1 900613 3780 10 3

Desc: 1972 reply from NASA to mooncable


GeSp1179 ORIGINAL MOONCABLE 7

J.E.D.CLINE1 900619 22680 20 3

Desc: Historical Mooncable & NASA reply


GeSp1196 NASA INVITES IDEAS 7

J.E.D.CLINE1 900707 2520 21 3

Desc: Ideas re moon and Mars, by Aug 15


GeSp1315 MILLIDIAMETER KESTS 7

J.E.D.CLINE1 901109 11340 13 3

Desc: Self-emplacing KESTS demonstraton


GeSp1391 SPINNING RING QUESTION 7

J.E.D.CLINE1 901126 3780 29 5

Desc: A TRANSPORTATION DEVICE IMPOSSIBLE


GeSp1500 RELEASING SPIN ENERGY 7

J.E.D.CLINE1 901229 3780 13 3

Desc: Orbital delta-vee stored as spin


GeSp1537 CHEAP SPACE HABITAT 7

J.E.D.CLINE1 910123 2520 23 3

Desc: Economical Centrifugal Station


GeSp1718 TOWARD A SPACE HABITAT 7

J.E.D.CLINE1 910701 5774 13 3

Desc: Thoughts on shuttle missions


GeSp1723 KESTS WIND COMPENSATION 7

J.E.D.CLINE1 910704 7376 5 3

Desc: Proposing a KESTS wind force comp.


GeSp1962 KESTS EMPLACEMENT 7

J.E.D.CLINE1 920117 3631 7 3

Desc: HISTORY OF KESTS EMPLACEMENT& NEW


GeSp1974 KESTS EMPLACEMENT 2 7

J.E.D.CLINE1 920120 4160 8 7

Desc: Proposing a new KESTS technique


GeSp2012 VACUUM CLEANER KESTS 7

J.E.D.CLINE1 920204 4024 14 3

Desc: Examples of KESTS principles


GeSp2167 MEGABRIDGE 7

J.E.D.CLINE1 920503 24111 25 5

Desc: A bridge supported by energy


GeSp2425 KINETIC STRUCTURES 7

J.E.D.CLINE1 921116 9149 14 5

Desc: Basics and applications for KS.


GeSp2466 KINETIC STRUCTURES III 7

J.E.D.CLINE1 921204 18080 6 3

Desc: Aerorail system internal kinetics


GeSp2747 KESTS: MEMEOLOGY 7

J.E.D.CLINE1 930110 12695 12 3

Desc: KESTS: MEMEOLOGY I & LIVING I


GeSp2931 CENTRISTATION IV 7

J.E.D.CLINE1 930403 4666 17 3

Desc: Low cost multi-purpose space stn


GeSp4363 2TOGO 7

J.E.D.CLINE1 940319 3480 6 3

Desc: Creation of Clark Belt City


GeSp4367 4TOGO X

J.E.D.CLINE1 940322 10112 3 3

Desc: Another path to space, a wide one


GeSp4371 5TOGO 7

J.E.D.CLINE1 940325 10443 8 3

Desc: Overview of a space program


GeSp4366 3TOGO

J.E.D.CLINE1 940322 9555 1 3

Desc: An expanded progression of a way


GeSp4371 Name: 5TOGO

Address: J.E.D.CLINE1 Date: 940325

Approximate # of bytes: 10443

Number of Accesses: 6 Library: 3

Description:

An overview of one person's concept


GeSp4405 Name: 6TOGO

Address: J.E.D.CLINE1 Date: 940409

Approximate # of bytes: 20305

Number of Accesses: 12 Library: 3

Description:

There is a reason and a means


GeSp4969 Name: 8TOGO

Address: J.E.D.CLINE1 Date: 940710

Approximate # of bytes: 20284

Number of Accesses: 3 Library: 7

Desc: The possibility of mass migration


GeSp5711 Name: 9TOGO

Address: J.E.D.CLINE1 Date: 940921

Approximate # of bytes: 53765

Number of Accesses: 2 Library: 3

Desc: Creating, developing, building



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