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Ben Shelef of the Spaceward Foudnation on the Space Show

By Marc Boucher
April 8, 2013
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In case you missed it, Ben Shelef of the Spaceward Foundation was on the Space Show in late August to talk about the Space Elevator and Spaceward. Here’s the background on the show:

Ben Shelef, co-founder of Spaceward Foundation (, was the guest for this show. Spaceward is sponsoring the 2007 climber and space elevator games in Salt Lake City this year, Oct. 19-21, 2007. Check it out at the Spaceward Foundation website. Not only did Ben tell us about the climber contest and also the tether contest, he noted that for winners there is a million dollars to give away courtesy our favorite NASA! Its $500K for the winner of each contest but Ben explains this and the rules so read up on it, plus the other events to be held at this competition. After discussing the coming Salt Lake City competition, the facilities, hotel, etc, Ben got lots of good space elevator questions. We talked about a lunar elevator and an elevator for Mars. We even discussed the Martian moons and an elevator. You will not want to miss this discussion as its most informative. As for the competition, there are more than 20 teams from the US, Canada and Japan. Listen to how Ben describes their technology. Its certainly going to be exciting this year. If you have questions for Ben Shelef about the upcoming Salt Lake City competition, the space elevator, the Spaceward Foundation, please email him at [email protected] or as always, you can forward your comments and questions to him through me at [email protected] And check the Spaceward website for more information and announcements about the coming games and the results.

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