Yuri Artsutanov and Jerome Pearson to appear at the 2010 Space Elevator Conference

I am very excited to announce that both Yuri Artsutanov and Jerome Pearson will appear at this year’s Space Elevator Conference, to be held in Redmond, Washington (August 12-15).

As many of you know, Yuri and Jerome are co-inventors of the modern-day concept of the Space Elevator and they did the groundwork for all of the developments in this field. Without their insights and expertise, all the advancements in this field since Konstantin Tsiolkovsky’s original idea may not have happened.  These are the guys that postulated the Space Elevator as a tensile structure (as opposed to Tsiolkovsky’s ‘tower’) – something that, with the discovery of carbon nanotubes, might actually be possible to build.

Yuri is traveling all the way from St. Petersburg, Russia, to attend the conference – I truly cannot wait to meet this man and shake his hand.

They will be attending all three days of the conference working sessions (August 13/14/15) and will be hosting a Q&A session on the morning of the 14th.

If you would like to meet these pioneers, it is still not too late to sign-up for the conference.  Visit the conference website to register and be able to meet two of the true pioneers of the space age.

You can view the official press release announcing their visit here.

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