Asia’s first Space Elevator Competition to be held next weekend

On August 8th and 9th, at the Nihon University Department of Science and Engineering at Kanagawa University, the first JSETEC (Japan Space Elevator Technical & Engineering Competition) competition will be held.  This event is hosted by the Japan Space Elevator Association.

From the event Press Release:

Participants will compete to see whose battery-powered Climber is the fastest to ascend the 50mm wide 150m long tether which is elevated by a helium-filled balloon.

8 teams are scheduled to compete and it looks like it will be a lot of fun.

For more details, check out the Press Release or visit their website.