2007 Space Elevator Games – (Entry 71)

Sometimes I think we’re snakebit.

The ClimberRibbon snapped just as the Kansas City Space Pirates were getting ready to mount their climber.

One picture shows the cable wafting in the breeze while the other shows the snapped end of it.

The stop plate came rattling down the cable and fell to the ground – no one was underneath it, but it made it abundantly clear why the inner circle of the launch area is Hard hat only.

More soon…

2 thoughts on “2007 Space Elevator Games – (Entry 71)

  1. Donald Longerbeam

    Shades of the Challenger. Could the ribbon tearing be the result of the combination of the cold temperatures coupled with the severe twisting and oscillation of the ribbon? The tear looks more like a crack or break, something that you might get from trying to bend a very cold piece of rubber. Odd.

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