This is cool. CNNMoney.com has posted a 4 part series (Steps toward space) about the teams in the Space Elevator Games. They have individual profiles of the three qualifiers for the Climber / Power-Beaming Competition, the Kansas City Space Pirates (KCSP), the University of Saskatchewan Space Design Team (USST) and LaserMotive.
They also have a profile of DeltaX, a team that entered the previous Strong Tether Competition. We had every indication and hope that they would have competed in this year’s competition, but they declined. CNNMoney.com did not do a profile of the Japanese team from Shizuoka University but, as they entered at the very last moment, that’s not surprising. I didn’t know about them either.
In any case, the four part series is very interesting and contains some excellent team photos.