Daily Archives: October 5, 2007

Kansas City Space Pirates’ Brian Turner to be interviewed tomorrow

I received this email from Eric Rager of Zookers Radio:

“Join the Zookers Radio Program on Saturday, October 6th at 7:00 pm central time for an interview with Brian Turner of the Kansas City Space Pirates.  Brian and his team are competing in the Spaceward Games 2007 with their space elevator design.

Show link:  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/zookers/2007/10/07/tba

This show is hosted by “Rob and Eric, the Greek Gods of Internet Radio”.  By Zeus that’s a great tagline!!

They have their other shows archived, so I’m sure this one will be too – if you miss the live broadcast, you can catch-up with it later.  I’ll post the link when it becomes available.

Just two more weeks…

Two weeks from today, the finals of the Spaceward Games begin.  I will be in Utah for the entire event, including the preliminaries, and will be thoroughly documenting them here.  If Verizon’s EVDO network is active at the Fairgrounds (and, according to their coverage map, it is), you can expect at least 8-10 posts per day from me during the event, as well as a nightly summary.  I still haven’t figured out how to upload pictures to this blog from my Treo, but I’m working on it 🙂

As this is the Space Elevator Blog, my interest and coverage will be concentrated on both the Climber / Power Beaming competition and the Tether competition.  There is also, new this year, the “Great Light Racers” competition which I may go visit if I get bored…

It’s still not too late to make plans to go.  The weather should be fabulous (hope for no rain) and the competition intense.  Only two more weeks…

How to (really) fix a ribbon

Several days ago, LaserMotive put up an entry on their blog describing a tear that had developed in their test ribbon and asking for people to comment on how they thought it might be fixed.

I wrote on my blog, slightly tongue-in-cheek, that this would be a perfect job for duct tape, but later, on the LaserMotive website, put up my real suggestion (basically sewing it back together).

LaserMotive has now documented how they have fixed this problem.  Click here to see both their temporary and permanent solution.

(Picture from the LaserMotive blog.  Click on it or visit their blog to view a larger version.)