2013 Space Elevator Conference Set for August in Seattle

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Space Elevator and the Earth.

The annual Space Elevator Conference will once again be held in Seattle and for the second year in a row at the Museum of Flight in Seattle. The theme of the 2013 conference is Tether Climbers.

Conference events included:

1-Day Family Science Fest

- Date: Saturday, August 24, 2013
- Time: 10am to 5pm
- Cost: Included with Museum of Flight admission
- SE 101: Introduction to the Space Elevator concept
- SE 201: You've been to SE 101, now learn more details about the SE applications, challenges, and opportunities
- RoboQuest: A family-focused event for kids of all ages featuring a robotic climber competition
- More activities are being planned this year
- Read more about the Family Science Fest

3-Day Technical Program

- Dates: Friday, August 23, 2013 through Sunday, August 25, 2013
- Time: 9am to 5pm
- Cost: Prices and online registration will be available in April 2013 (including early-bird registration discounts)
- Space Elevator Overview Presentation: The popular conceptual design
- Presentations on Tether Climbers: The theme and main focus of this year's conference
- The Strong Tether Challenge: Resuming the competition this year for the strongest tether material
- Carbon Nanotube (CNT) Research: Latest progress in high strength CNT research
- Cosmic Study Workshop on Space Elevator Feasibility: International Academy of Astronautics four year cosmic study
- SE Impact on the Future: Transformations enabled by the SE - space exploration, resource utilization, and more
- Shotgun Science Session: Ideas not ready for prime time: rapid sequence, 5 minutes each
- More details on the Technical Program will be available in Q2 2013.

A call for papers is now available and you need to submit your abstract by April 19th.

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