Space Elevator Conference Less Than 2 Weeks Away

This years Space Elevator Conference being held at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington will begin on Friday, August 13th and run through Sunday August 15th. A free public lecture by Dr. Bryan Laubscher will precede the conference on Thursday, August 12, 2010 between 7pm - 8pm.

The Space Elevator is a radical new way to access space less expensively than possible with chemical rocket technology. The technology offers solutions to many of the problems facing communities today, including but not limited to the need for clean, renewable energy. The Space Elevator uses a carbon nanotube ribbon that stretches from the surface of the earth to a counterweight in space. Climbers ascend the ribbon lifting cargo and passengers to earth orbits and launching spacecraft to distant planets.

The conference, focusing on all aspects of Space Elevator development, will engage an international audience of scientists, engineers, educators, managers, entrepreneurs, enthusiasts, and students. The focus of this year's conference is space debris mitigation, but will also feature topical discussions in all of the Four Pillars of Space Elevator Development: Science/Technical, Political/Social, Legal, and Economic. In addition, we anticipate technical and speculative presentations on the topics mentioned below. We invite you to present a paper on a topic of your interest and to comment on the Red Team Study.

Registration for the conference is still open.

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