2009 Space Elevator Games Underway

The 2009 Space Elevator Games underway with the Kansas City Pirates the first team to compete this morning. Unfortunately their morning effort did not qualify them for any of the prizes.

This afternoon the team out of Seattle, Lasermotive is attempting to get some prize money. You can watch the event live.

Here's a story from AP on this morning's try by the Kansas City Space Pirates.

- Laser-powered elevator to space hits some snags, AP

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