Earth Rise

Earth Rise covers the long, tortuous path taken by the races of the Earth to climb out of the mud, scrape, crawl and drag our way “one small step” at a time and join the glorious community of galactic civilization -- in essence, to reach the stars. The three novellas Wrench and Claw, Honor Bound Honor Born, and First Mars strive to highlight the science that will take us to the stars. More

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About Steven Howe

I recently retired as the Director of the Center for Space Nuclear Research (CSNR) at the Idaho National Laboratory in Idaho Falls, ID. While there I was engaged in facilitating research and education of nuclear technologies for space exploration. Currently, I am working for Howe Industries LLC, a new start-up pursuing development of novel, high-efficiency power conversion for residential use, novel nuclear rocket designs, a compact, innovative reactor design to melt through the ice at Europa, and a new method to make proton-Boron11 fusion a reality.

Prior to this position, I was a staff member in the Thermonuclear Applications group of the Applied Physics Division (X Division) at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). In this position, I was investigating the importance of energetic nuclear reactions in modeling the physics of extreme plasma environments.

Over the past few years, I have also been involved in developing new, small businesses to commercialize the use of antiprotons. I am currently the CEO and co-founder of the Hbar Technologies, LLC based out of West Chicago, IL. Hbar Technologies is pursuing the development of a low energy source of antiprotons for use in a variety of commercial applications including Homeland Security and radiotherapy medical treatments for inoperable tumors. I am also a co-founder and shareholder of Greenlight Industries, Inc which is developing a new, high-efficiency power conversion system for hybrid cars.

In addition to over fifty technical papers published worldwide and my published fiction works, I have also appeared in numerous television programs about space and rocketry. My television credits include: “Living and Working in Space”, PBS and Sci-Fi channel; “Mission to Mars”, Ultra Science, The Learning Channel; “Rocketships,” Discovery Channel (June ‘98); “Rockets in Space”, Wingspan (August ‘98); and “Voyage to the Milky Way”, PBS, (May '99).

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