The Mighty Tether – now on YouTube

In May of 2008, I posted about a DVD-story that had been created about Team Astroaraneae – a group of people that had entered into the first two Space Elevator Games – Strong Tether Competition.

This DVD, entitled the “Mighty Tether” is now available in 5 parts on YouTube.

Part 1


Part 2


Part 3


Part 4


Part 5


It’s a shame that they have not competed since the first two competitions…

Remember, the 2010 Strong Tether Competition will be held at the upcoming Space Elevator Conference in Redmond, Washington – it’s still not too late to make your reservation, but time is running out…

Here’s to a successful 2010 Competition!

1 thought on “The Mighty Tether – now on YouTube

  1. Steele

    I for one enjoyed the experience; and wish that it was possible to compete further. It would be difficult to resurrect Team Astroaraneae, as it has since disbanded.

    A remote possibility would exist, if Spaceward/NASA were to replace the House Tether concept with a fixed load requirement tied to the previous year’s best, with Team Astroaraneae’s 2006 performance of 1,330 lbs being the standard to beat. Otherwise the prize is simply not worth the effort. Even then, I cannot imagine anything short of a retroactive prize for being the best competitor in 2006 & 2007 being enough to bring our team back together.

    Spaceward: Make us an offer we cannot refuse!! 🙂

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