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Webcast May 30: Nanotech for space elevator

Upcoming on Tuesday, May 30, 2006, at 12:30 PM Eastern time (9:30 AM West Coast time in U.S.) is a meeting and webcast at the prestigious Wilson Center on the topic of using nanotech to build a space elevator. Michael Laine, founder and president of Liftport, Inc., who spoke on this topic at last fall’s Foresight Conference, will present:

“In 1979, celebrated science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke wrote about a space elevator that someday would transport people and cargo between the earth and planets or platforms in space. Outrageous as the concept sounds, an Earth-Sputnik-Earth elevator was proposed by a Soviet engineer in 1960. As incredible as it might seem, nanotechnology might provide the materials that could make this science fiction writers fantasy into a reality.

“Often described as a transformative technology, nanotechnology might offer the means to overcome that greatest barrier to space exploration – gravity. Today, a company based in Bremerton, Washington is working toward the goal of building a space elevator.”

The same site also has two archived webcasts on “Green Nanotechnology”. —Christine

One Response to “Webcast May 30: Nanotech for space elevator”

  1. The Space Elevator Blog » Webcast May 30: Nanotech for space elevator Says:

    [...] As announced on the Foresight Nanotech Institute website, Michael Laine, President and CEO of LiftPort, will be giving a presentation “on the topic of using nanotech to build a space elevator.”  This presentation will be on Tuesday, May 30th, at 12:30pm Eastern time and will be available to those of us not able to attend via Webcast. [...]

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