Money quote (which occurred after their prize-winning runs on day 1) #1: ‘Waiting just a moment, Steve Beland requested clearance from Test Operations for the Team to begin breathing again. Test granted the request, but for “shallow breaths only”.’
Money quote #2: “LaserMotive team members are grateful for the hospitality and safe and smooth operations of our host, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center. We hope they can invite us again to complete the NASA Power Beaming Centenial Challenge — we now have a title to defend!”
Congratulations again to LaserMotive and, indeed, all the teams for providing us with an extremely competitive and enjoyable three days. Only 169 more days until the 2010 Games!