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Annual Space Elevator Conference Set for August 25-27

By Marc Boucher
April 8, 2013
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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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