We’re now here at Dryden, on the base, in the workshop, beginning to put the physical structures in place for this year’s Space Elevator Games (the planning structures were started long ago). Today is a day for building stuff (‘swinging a hammer’) and, if all goes according to plan, we hope to do our first actual flight test at noon tomorrow. That’s extraordinarily ambitious, but we’re going to give it a go as they say.
Here are a couple of early pictures from today. The first shows the KC Space Pirates trailer (the Space Pirates are currently the only team on site – though others are supposed to show up this week too) while the second shows some Spaceward Volunteers and NASA shop personnel getting their hands dirty.
More here later and also on the official website of the Games, www.spaceelevatorgames.org.
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