And so the 2009 EuroSpaceward conference comes to an end. It was very interesting, highly informative and I’m very glad I came. I learned a lot and, more importantly (IMHO), I was able to spend lots of time with Markus Klettner (heading up EuroSpaceward) and Shuichi Ohno (heading up the Japan Space Elevator Association).
We had several very constructive conversations about how to jointly move forward the international effort to build a Space Elevator. This goal is the reason why the International Space Elevator Consortium (ISEC) was founded and I think it is fair to say that the ideas we had and agreements the three of us made will significantly move this idea forward.
Over the next few weeks, we will finalize and formalize these agreements and then use them to jointly move forward. I think it will be exciting times for ISEC and the Space Elevator Community as a whole.
So let me end this post with a plea – if you are interested in helping efforts to build a Space Elevator, please consider joining ISEC. Now more than ever, we need your donations & membership fees to put the aggressive plans we have made into action. More than ever, we have an enthusiastic core to push our ideas forward – come join us to help make this exciting project a reality.
We need you – come and join us – the water is fine!