I’m sorry for the lack of posts in the past couple of days. Lots of work trying to get the official site of the Space Elevator Games updated, plus getting uStream to work with us, plus getting the media center ready, etc…
The status right now (9:20am, Pacific time), is that they’re getting ready to do a ‘dry run’. There was an all-hands meeting this morning where all the procedures were gone over. A few holes were found, but nothing major. The crew and teams are out on the lakebed getting ready to try everything out so that when the competition starts (tomorrow), hopefully most of the bugs will be out of the system.
Right now, the official Games site is tuned different uStream channel so if you want to watch the Dry Run activities today, go to URL http://www.ustream.tv/channel/space-elevator2. At the moment there is video only, but we should have commentary going out on it to today (certainly by tomorrow).
A couple of blog photos for you. The first is moonrise over the desert – the picture doesn’t capture how beautiful it was. The vehicles / trailers in the foreground, under the moon, is the operations center out on the lakebed.
The second photo is of Doug Uttecht, our helicopter pilot. A lot is riding on his competence and from everything we’ve seen, the confidence in him is well placed.
The Games are still scheduled to start tomorrow morning at 7:00am, Pacific time. Stay tuned!