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QFC “Cop on Top” fundraiser to support Komen Foundation

QFC “Cop on Top” fundraiser to support Komen Foundation

Starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 19, Redmond Police will participate in “Cop on Top,” a fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Representatives of Redmond Police will be up on the roof of the QFC store at Bella Bottega, 8867 161st Ave. NE, “fishing for donations” and they won’t come down until they reach their goal of collecting $2,500.

A Redmond Police Department team called “Cops for the Cure” will also participate in the Komen Foundation’s 3-Day Walk, spanning 60 miles from Sept. 12-14, with the final goal of raising $15,000 for breast cancer research and support.

For information, contact Jim Bove, community outreach facilitator for Redmond Police at (425) 556-2545 or jbove@redmond.gov.

Space Elevator conference explores technological frontiers

Explore the frontiers of space exploration this summer with a three-day conference on the Space Elevator in Redmond.

The Space Engineering and Science Institute present the fourth annual Space Elevator Conference at the Microsoft Conference Center on July 18-20. The conference is sponsored by Microsoft Corporation, Black Line Ascension and Industrial Nano.

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Bradley C. Edwards, author of the book “The Space Elevator.” Edwards is a globally recognized physicist and entrepreneur and now lives in Seattle.

The Space Elevator is a radical new way to access space less expensively than possible with chemical rocket technology. The Space Elevator uses a carbon nanotube ribbon that stretches from the surface of Earth to a counterweight in space. Climbers ascend the ribbon, lifting cargo and passengers to Earth orbits and launching space ships to distant planets.

The 2008 Space Elevator Conference focuses on all aspects of Space Elevator development, engaging an international audience of scientists, engineers, educators, managers, entrepreneurs, enthusiasts and students. This conference will feature topical discussions in all four pillars of Space Elevator development: science/technical, political/social, legal and economic.

Other topics include the space missions and the style of life on Earth that Space Elevator technology will enable.

The Space Elevator Conference draws academics in the area of space exploration and is open to the public.

The conference Web site is www.spaceelevatorconference.org.


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