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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.

1 comment:

Ted Semon said...

No announcement has been made as to when and where the 2007 Space Elevator Games will be held. While there's a chance that it will still be held in conjunction with the XPrize, if I were a betting man, I'd bet against it.

Ted Semon
The Space Elevator Blog
http://www.spaceelevatorblog.com