Space Elevator Games Setup and Qualification Update

I spoke today with Ben Shelef from the Spaceward Foundation whose managing the Space Elevator Games and he reports that the setup is well underway. Ten or eleven teams will go through the qualification process today through Thursday leading up to the actual competition for NASA's Centennial Challenge, dubbed the Space Elevator Games, starting on Friday.

Ben reports that the Kansas City Space Pirates the first team to try and qualify, easily did so, earlier today. Up next is the the University of Saskatchewan Space Design Team (USST).

The weather looks like it will be great this weekend for all the X Prize Cup events. We'll have reports from several sources and you can get updated reports from Ted Semon whose blogging for the Spaceward Foundation.

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