Finally! The Space Elevator Games are ON! The Climber / Power-Beaming competition will be held at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center located at the Edwards Air Force Base in southern California.
The date of this competition will be July 14, 15 and 16 (of this year!)
Because of the logistics involved, mainly the use of high-powered lasers and the competition’s location at a secure facility, it will not be open to the public. At http://www.spaceelevatorgames.org, which is the official site of this competition (or on this blog, of course) you will be able to follow all of the events as they are happening. The competition will be televised, live, on NASA TV. There will be webcasts and interviews. There’s going to be all sorts of cool stuff going on.
Yes, it’s been a long time coming, but the wait will be worth it. It appears that we have six serious competitors – all with laser-powered climbers and all ready to rock.
An ‘official press release’ will be sent out early next week. Stay tuned to this blog or the official Space Elevator Games website for more details.