Glenn Reynolds at TCSDaily.com looks forward to the NASA Centennial Challenge competitions.
SpaceRef.com article discussing the “Roadmap” for the NASA / Spaceward Foundation’s 2005 and 2006 Climber and Tether competitions.
This is a zip file containing the “Road Map” (in .pdf and .doc formats) discussing the Elevator: 2010 “Roadmap”. Also included are a couple of .jpg graphics.
MSNBC.com article about NASA’s Centennial Challenges, including details about the Beam Power and Tether competitions.
This is a zip file containing the official announcement (in .pdf and .doc formats) of the Spaceward/Elevator:2010 and NASA partnership, creating the prize fund for the Space Elevator Games.
NASA officially announces its First Centennial Challenge’s Prizes here. Prizes are being awarded for both Tethers and Beam Power (to Power robotic climbers) competitors that meet NASA’s and the Spaceward Foundation’s goals.
Space.com article about NASA’s 2005 and 2006 Tether and Beam Power Challenges.
A number of topics are discussed in this Newsletter, including the scheduling of the first field test of the HALE (High Altitude Long Endurance) package at the Mars Society Desert Research Station and an agreement to produce Space Elevator display models with a Massachusetts based company. The Newsletter can be found here.
Though this European Space Agency article does not specifically mention the Space Elevator, it’s description and summation of the danger posted by space debris is certainly relevant.