Daily Archives: October 2, 2007

Interview with Spaceward’s Ben Shelef

Ben was interviewed by Paul Plack from Aero-News a couple of weeks ago.  It’s a fine interview and will give the listener an overview of what is going to happen at the upcoming Games, a history of how we got here and a bit about the Spaceward Foundation itself.

The interview is 18 minutes long and can be found here.

(The picture is of Ben and is from the 2006 competition – Ben was holding an all-hands meeting for the teams and was going over logistics and ground-rules.  I’m sure we’ll have several such meetings this year, too.  Click on the picture for a larger version.)

Dates revised for the First European Workshop on Space Elevator Climber and Tether Design

I recently received this email comment from Markus Klettner of EuroSpaceward on my previous post about the dates for the EuroSpaceward workshop being finalized and I thought it was worth it’s own posting:

“Dear Ted

In order to keep you busy (sorry for that) and to respond to requests of university students and young engineers we have advanced the First European Workshop on Space Elevator Climber and Tether Design in Luxembourg to the weekend of November 10-11, 2007.

Find the updated programme in English and French at the website of EuroSpaceward: http://eurospaceward.org/images/workshop-flyer.pdf

The detailed programme of the workshop with the titles of the lectures will be announced later this month..

Kind regards


So, (re)mark your calendars.  Wish I could go to this – I’d love to meet the European crowd and see what they’re doing, but I’ll have already been to two Space Elevator events this year.  One more and my wife will divorce me 🙂