Annual Space Elevator Conference Set for August 25-27

The International Space Elevator Consortium (ISEC) is once again holding its annual conference in Seattle and for the first time it will be held at the Museum of Flight. The 3-day conference opens on August 25th and has a theme of Operating and Maintaining a Space Elevator.

Conference events to include:

1-Day Family Science Fest

- Date: Saturday, August 25, 2012
- 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

3-Day Technical Program

- Dates: Saturday, August 25, 2012 through Monday, August 27, 2012
- Time: 8am to 5pm
- Cost: See rates on the Registration page
- Space Elevator Overview Presentation: The popular conceptual design
- Strong Tether Competition: Will someone win for the strongest CNT tether?
- SE Operations and Maintenance: The theme and main focus of this year's conference
- 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

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