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2012 Space Elevator Conference

Artist concept of a Space Elevator. Credit: Kenn Brown

Time: Monday, August 27, 2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Event Type: Special Event

Location: Museum of Flight

2012 Space Elevator Conference

Saturday, Aug. 25 – Monday, Aug. 27

The International Space Elevator Consortium presents the 2012 Space Elevator Conference at the Museum of Flight.  The three-day technical conference will engage an international audience of scientists, engineers, educators, managers, entrepreneurs, enthusiasts, and students in topical discussions of the four pillars of space elevator development: Technology, Business, Outreach, and Legal.  Register at spaceelevatorconference.org before July 15 to take advantage of the "early bird" registration rates. Museum members also get a discount (while supply lasts).

Conference topics include:

  • Space Elevator (SE) Overview: The popular conceptual design
  • 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
For more information, go to http://www.isec.org/sec/