First up is Akira Tsuchida from Japan (here in person!). Akira headed up the E-T-C (Earth-Track-Controllers) Climber / Power-Beaming team that was in the 2007 competition in Salt Lake City. He is a long-time believer in the concept of the Space Elevator and has done much to popularize the concept. He is a member of JSEA – the Japan Space Elevator Association. His talk is on a roadmap to building a Space Elevator that he and some collaborators have created.
I’m up next – I’ll post my presentation for all to see. It contains an important announcement which I’ll cover in a separate post.