KC Space Pirates and robotics in the news…

At KansasCity.com, author Jonathan Bender wrote an article discussing robotics, Space Elevator climber, the Spaceward Games and, among others, Brian Turner, captain of the Kansas City Space Pirates

From the article:

“This year Turner and his team are headed back to the desert with one goal — to capture the $2 million prize. They have a new power source, a laser, but the climber must now scale a kilometer-long ribbon, a distance 10 times greater than the 2007 threshold.”

It’s a fun article – that Brian sure does get in the news, doesn’t he?