Thursday, June 22. 6-7 Reception, 7-9 Presentation and Discussion
SAP Labs Building D, 3410 Hillview Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304
Seen as merely a thought experiment for over a century, the space elevator is now understood to be achievable in our foreseeable future. It promises to open up the Solar System to all of humanity, and this salon will give you a peek at that future.
The LiftPort Group (LPG) is dedicated to building a mass transportation system to open up access to the inner solar system. The Space Elevator will be at the heart of this revolutionary transportation service. By opening up broad-based access to Earth orbits and the inner solar system, LPG will help bring about the creation of entire new markets. Based in space commerce, these new markets can only become viable through safe, inexpensive, routine access to the inner solar system. LiftPort Group believes that development of the space elevator is a crucial step in the future of Earth and space.
Our guest Michael Laine, president and founder of LiftPort, is turning a lifetime interest in space into a professional venture. Laine brings more than 15 years of business management and development experience for the technology, financial services and military markets, with the past four years devoted to space technology and development.
Michael is co-author of a recently released book called Liftport: Opening Space to Everyone, from which he'll be drawing for this talk.For more information, check out the biography of Michael Laine , the web page of the LiftPort Group, or the Amazon description of Liftport: Opening Space to Everyone
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