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Space Elevator 101

Artist concept of a Space Elevator. Credit: Kenn Brown

Time: Saturday, August 25, 2012 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Event Type: Public Program

Location: William M. Allen Theater

Space Elevator 101 is an overview of the Space Elevator conceptual design as well as the motivation for such a futuristic project. It touches on the material and design of the tether, climbers, power beaming system, problems with chemical rocket propulsion, historical analogies and possible future impacts of the Space Elevator. The speaker will be Dr. Peter Swan. The presentation will be followed by a Question & Answer Session.

This program is being presented in conjunction with the 2012 Space Elevator Conference. For more information, go to http://www.isec.org/sec/

This program is included with Museum admission and is Free for members of the Museum of Flight.