One of the presentations this morning was from Nick Martin and Mark Dodrill, reporting on progress with the ISEC History Committee (I wrote about the formation of this committee here). Lots of progress has been made, but this effort is still in the early stages. Nick and Mark are collecting both oral and written documentation about the development of the concept of the Space Elevator and all the work that has been done since. There IS a lot of information and I applaud this effort – things get forgotten if they don’t get written down.
The picture thumbnail is of Nick – he has definitely won the “best dressed and most dapper” attendee at the conference (so far) 🙂
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