Space Elevator Games to take place at the 2006 X PRIZE Cup in New Mexico

From the Press Release: “The X PRIZE Foundation and the Spaceward Foundation have signed an agreement that will bring the Space Elevator Games, a NASA Centennial Challenge, to the X PRIZE Cup in Las Cruces, New Mexico…”

This is double-plus good.  The crowds should be much larger than for the Space Elevator games alone and the extra publicity will be quite beneficial – the more people that learn about this concept, the better.  Of course this also raises the bar.  Teams that succeed (and fail) will do so in front of a much larger audience.

Note that the dates have been officially set as October 20th and 21st.  I had earlier reported that there would be competition on the 19th and the 22nd as well, but this no longer seems to be the case.

At the X Prize Cup web site, they publish a list of events (including the Space Elevator games) as well as hotel and travel information.  There is also a promise to broadcast the events, live, via the web.  So, if you can’t make it, you can still watch it.

The Press Release is in .pdf format.