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2013 Space Elevator Conference Set for August in Seattle

By Marc Boucher
April 8, 2013
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2013 Space Elevator Conference Set for August in Seattle
Space Elevator and the Earth.
Alan Chan.

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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