Sunday, June 11, 2006

Space Elevator Challenge: Moffett, August 4

The Spaceward Foundation is trying to encourage development of tools and technologies to enable development of a space elevator. Their goal is to demonstrate feasibility (or lack thereof) by 2010. In pursuit of that, they've started a series of annual challenges to build long strong cables, and climbers to ascend such cables. The competition cables will be suspended from cranes or balloons.

This year's contest will be held at the NASA/AMES Research Center at Moffet Field here in the valley on August 4th. Sounds like an interesting day.

UPDATEThe challenge has been rescheduled and relocated: It will be in New Mexico in October.

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