- Press Release
- Jan 28, 2023
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.
[The Kansas City Space Pirates climber ascending the ribbon in the finals competition. Click on image for larger version.]
[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.]