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Weather Delays Space Elevator Climber Qualification

By Marc Boucher
April 8, 2013
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Weather has become an issue at the Spaceward Games. No teams were able to qualify today because of wind, rain and the possibility of thunder showers. The weather is not supposed to be good tomorrow so qualification might not resume until Thursday. And the long term forecast is not looking promising. With that in mind, organizers and team leaders discussed at an afternoon meeting the option of extending the competition into Monday and perhaps Tuesday. Stay tuned.

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The UBC-Snowstar team was going to make an attempt at qualifying but unfortunately the wind was too strong for their climber which was slightly damaged when they tried attaching it to the ribbon.

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