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Qualifications Continues with Only One Laser Powered Team Making the Cut at the Spaceward Games

By Marc Boucher
April 8, 2013
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It’s been a long night here but we’re almost wrapping things up. McGill University and Centaurus tried qualifying but unfortunately both ran into technical issues and neither qualified. Centaurus is about to give it one last shot.

The bright news of the night is that the team from the University of Saskatchewan which needed FAA approval before attempting their climb due to the class f laser the were using qualified, but just barely. On their second attempt their climber shot through up the ribbon before sliding back down.

USST qualifies

[The University of Saskatchewan laser powered climber ascends the ribbon. In this image you can see the laser on the climber. Click on image for larger version.]

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