October 21st, 2006
The competition tether is now up and the initial order of teams has been set. First up will be the UBC-Snowstar team. Second will be the German TurboCrawler team. Third will be the High School LiteWon team. Fourth will be the Kansas City Space Pirates. Fifth will be the USST team. The University of Michigan MClimber, the team that made the only climb yesterday, is set as an alternate. If one of the scheduled teams is not ready to go, MClimber will get their slot.
The winds are still light, but the tether is already twisting in the wind. It’s not whipping around like it was yesterday, though, so let’s keep our fingers crossed.
An update to the Microwave team test. They are going to have to demonstrate that they can successfully climb the 30 foot Qualification tether before the effort is going to be made to move the 200 foot Competition tether to the fairgrounds.
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