In March of 2008, I started a project to translate the phrase “Space Elevator” into as many languages as possible. You can view the current state of this effort by clicking on the “Translation Project” tab at the top of this blog. I’ve not had time to pursue this lately, and we at the International Space Elevator Consortium (ISEC) decided to a) find someone who would volunteer to take charge of this project and b) move the project from the Space Elevator Blog to the ISEC website.
I am very pleased to announce that Jan Bilek, a long-time Space Elevator enthusiast, has volunteered to take on this task. Jan will be actively soliciting translations through his contacts and I’m confident that he will be able to move this project forward. The Space Elevator will benefit all humanity and I think it is only fitting that we who are actively promoting this idea be able to communicate at least the name of the concept in as many languages as possible.
I asked Jan to ‘say’ a few words and here is his response:
“Thank you for the opportunity to join the ISEC team, I’m very much looking forward to working together. I hope that our work with other volunteers will help to bring this great idea, and an understanding of it, to a worldwide audience.”
Thanks Jan – we welcome you to the ISEC team and we truly appreciate your willingness to do this.
Those of you who have translations for the phrase Space Elevator can send them to Jan-public [at] isec.info. Extra credit for translations into Klingon, Vulcan or Romulan… ?