Dear Fellow Space Elevator enthusiast,
The upcoming International Space Development Conference, (ISDC) held by the National Space Society, will take place this June, the 6th through the 9th, in Washington, D. C. Many of our members will be guest speakers at this conference. They have a three-hour track assigned to them on June 8th. I have posted the schedule in the body of the newsletter, below. The four themes being emphasized at this event will be:
- Space Elevators are Closer than you think!
- The Galactic Harbour is a part of the Global and Interplanetary Transportation Infrastructure
- The space elevator development has gone beyond a preliminary technological assessment and is ready to enter the initial technological testing leading to establishing needed capabilities.
- The magnitude of the Space Elevator Architecture demands that it be understood and supported by many.
The theme of this year’s ISDC is “Back to the Moon to Stay.” I love the idea of going back to the moon, but cringe at the cost, not just in dollars, but also in the volume of fossil fuels needed for launching all that equipment and personnel using rockets! What if we could gently “lift” all that material into space using electrical power provided by the sun, wind, and sea currents and at less than one-tenth the cost of the current methods of space transportation? ISEC’s vision is to provide the world with inexpensive, safe, routine, and efficient access to space for the benefit of all mankind.
If you can get to this event, please do, and tell us about your experience!
Or, come to the Space Elevator Conference this August 16th through 18th in Seattle, Washington (the OTHER Washington!) See details for both of these conferences in the “Upcoming Events” section at the end of the newsletter.
Thank you for your continued support of the International Space Elevator Consortium! Click here to read the full newsletter.