Here’s a short piece in The Star Phoenix about how the University of Saskatchewan’s Space Design Team is part of the multimedia innovation Gallery created by the University of Saskatchewan. This team entered the climber which finished first in the first two Space Elevator Games and has to be considered one of the favorites for this year’s competition. A quote from team leader Clayton Ruszkowsky;
“Our research may have a huge impact on society. The space elevator could lead to space tourism, clean energy production, solar system colonization and possibly mining.”
I’m looking forward to their entry this year very much. They were, by far, the most efficient team in last year’s competition and this was using solar power, not a laser. This year I believe the winning climber(s) will be laser-powered and I expected USST to be one of those teams.