Kansas City Space Pirates Come Closest to Winning Power Beaming Climber Challenge Today

The Kansas City Space Pirates came close to having a climb that would be considered a winning climb however they ran over the alloted time by approximately 18 seconds. The unofficial time recorded by NASA representative Ken Davidian was 1:18. And while their climber did perform well on the way up it experienced problems on the way down as panels started coming off as the picture below shows.



Kansas City Space Pirates in the finals


[The Kansas City Space Pirates climber ascending the ribbon in the finals competition. Click on image for larger version.]

Kansas City Space Pirates in the finals
[The Kansas City Space Pirates climber loses some of its panels during its descent in the the finals competition. Click on image for larger version.]


[The video is a little shaky as I was using my left hand
to shoot the video and my right hand to take pictures.]

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