The SpaceWard Foundation has announced that the 2007 Space Elevator Games will be held at the Davis County Event Center just outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. The qualifying rounds will start on October 15, and the event will be open to the public between October 19 and October 21.
There will be more than 20 teams competing for this years $1,000,000 prize.
Ken Davidian, program manager for Centennial Challenges: “I am excited and impressed with the evolution and level of technical maturity demonstrated by the teams in both the Tether and Beam Power Challenges. Over the past 24 months, individual teams started from scratch, have grown continually, have coalesced into communities, and are on the verge of accomplishing substantial achievements worthy of a Centennial Challenges prize.”
New this year is the "Light Racers" -- that allows kids and young adults to take part in a realistic lunar exploration scenario and win cash prizes for their performance.