August 18th, 2011
You should especially check out the brief interview with Mark Haase. Mark is a graduate student at the University of Cincinnati and a longtime fan of the space elevator. He gave one of the presentations on Friday, the “carbon nanotube day”. He has an interesting comparison between the development of carbon nanotubes and the development of aluminum.
I have one problem with the io9’s graphic of the space elevator though, it has a very ‘Chinese theme’. As I’ve written before, in the long run I don’t care who builds the space elevator as long as it gets built, but I’ll be very, very, very disappointed in my fellow Americans if we don’t do it first…
And finally, the article was written by Annalee Newitz - Annalee and I have corresponded before via email. This year she attended the conference and I had the pleasure of meeting her in person - You have a great site Annalee and thanks for coming to the Conference!