Sunday, March 25, 2007
2007 Space Elevator Prize to Heat-Up in New Mexico Desert
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The Space Elevator Competition will be a part of the X-Prize Cup in Southern New Mexico again in late October with the contest going into a sudden death overtime in 2006. Most observes believe the NASA prize money will be won this year as teams line-up.
Meanwhile, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson has hosted a segment on NOVA in January 2007 about the space elevator theory with a strong emphasis on the Space Elevator Context at the X-Prize Cup. The 12-minute video is on the web now for viewing.
"There are kids here that will know more about space elevator technology than NASA scientists ..." Video of the University of Saskatchewan's Qualification Climb.