The third in the series of Interviews with the competitors in this year’s Space Elevator games is now available. I talk with Michael Fischer of Team Fischer28. Michael is a veteran of the 2005 Space Elevator games and his climber has a rather novel way of propelling its way up the tether. In addition, Michael presented a paper at this year’s 2006 ISDC conference on his method. You can find the paper here (Bob Munck alert – it’s in pdf format).
You can listen to the interview (an .mp3 file) here.
(Note that the sound quality is not that great; I’m not sure why – I’ll be working on cleaning it up and reposting it as soon as I can)