Space Elevator Games Set for November


The postponed Space Elevator Games are now set for Nov. 2-6 at NASA Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, California.

The teams will spend the first two days setting up, testing and calibrating their experiments. A 3-day competition will then commence on Wednesday, Nov. 4. The teams will have a 45-minute climb window on each day.

The competition is being sponsored by The Spaceward Foundation with funding from NASA as part of the space agency’s Centennial Challenges. The games were delayed from August due to technical problems.

More information is available here.

Space Elevator Games Postponed 3 Weeks to Early August


Just received a note from Alan Brown of NASA Dryden concerning postponement of the Space Elevator Games originally scheduled for July 14:

Due to some technical issues that came up during the “dry run” practice sessions last week, the event has been postponed for about three weeks, or about the first week in August.

No details are available on what technical problems came up. The games are part of NASA’s Centennial Challenges and are co-sponsored by the Spaceward Foundation.