Bolonkin, Alexander Alexandrovich (1933–)
Alexander Bolonkin is a Russian-born American scientist who has worked in the aviation and space industries in the United States since 1988. He has authored more than 100 scientific articles on subjects including advanced space transportation, launch systems, and "electronic immortality" (i.e., encoding the information content of the human brain on electronic chips). He owns 17 patents for various inventions and is the author or co-author of two recent books Non-Rocket Space Launch and Flight,1 which summarizes much of current knowledge in this field, and, with Richard Cathcart, Macro-Projects: Environment and Technology.2
1. Bolonkin, Alexander. Non-Rocket Space Launch and Flight.
2. Bolonkin, Alexander and Cathcart, Richard Brooks. Macro-Projects: Environment and Technology. Nova Science Publishers, 2009.