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2009 Space Elevator Games Update

By Marc Boucher
April 8, 2013
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Word has it that perhaps within a week or two there might be some important news about this years Space Elevator Games. While a firm date has not been set, the target is for April 29th as the beginning day of competition at Cape Canaveral, Florida. So if this is an event you really want to go to I suggest you make plans accordingly to be there.

The image below was provided by the Spaceward Foundation who organize the competition. With multiple lasers pointing at the Space Elevator climbers tethered by a stationary helicopter the climbers will be racing up the 1-km tether for the $1.1 million grand prize. To win the grand prize one of the current 11 competing teams will have to climb the 1 kilometer vertical distance at a minimum average of 5 meters per second.

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