This year’s conference will concentrate a large portion of its schedule on materials research – where are we at with the subject of ‘Strong Tethers’ and what can we look forward to? In addition to Space Elevator enthusiasts, the Conference organizers are working to encourage carbon nanotube materials researchers to attend and present papers on their subject expertise. This is something that the EuroSpaceward conference did in 2010 with great success and we want to continue this collaboration at this year’s Space Elevator Conference.
Incidentally, potential authors of Space-Elevator related papers now have three venues they can use to get their papers published. They can submit them to the Space Elevator Conference, they can submit them for the Artsutanov and Pearson prize (if the subject matter is on Tether Strength) and they can submit them to the ISEC Journal.
Each outlet has its own criteria, but all of them encourage beginning and experienced authors to submit their papers for review and possible inclusion.
So, getting back to the Space Elevator Conference, I encourage all of you who have an interest in this most-magnificent of all engineering projects to reserve August 11th-14th and plan on attending. It promises to be an exciting conference – see you there!