Space Elevator Update: ’08 Conference, DeltaX and Space Pirates

Three brief updates from the Space Elevator Blog….

Participants can now register for the 2008 Space Elevator Conference, which will be held in Redmond, Washington on July 18-20.

The blog also has an interview with Team DeltaX and Nanocomp, which entered a carbon nanotube tether in last year’s Space Elevator Games. DeltaX’s Stephen Steiner and David Lashmore of Nanocomp discuss their joint efforts. DeltaX has a great heritage: it comes out of MIT.

The Kansas City Space Pirates, another competitor in the Space Elevator Games, reports that their new sponsor, Thorlabs, will provide most or all of the group’s “optical needs.”