Saturday, September 20, 2008

NSS Space Elevator Team Email

The NSS Space Elevator Teams shows off their treadmill. They also sent a donation request email for the team:

This year, the National Space Society has offered its support to the NSS Space Elevator Team, which will compete in NASA's power beam challenge. To win the challenge, the NSS Space Elevator Team must power a climber to rise up a 1000 meter cable at a speed of 5 meters per second. The climber cannot carry any onboard power or fuel sources - all power must be beamed to it directly.

The Team, which was featured in the Summer 2008 issue of Ad Astra magazine, hopes that the success of their climber will lead to great advances in space based solar power, a powerful part of the National Space Society's future vision of using the resources of space for the betterment of humanity.

As Team Leader of this project, I hope that you will take an interest in our work and consider donating to help us in this important endeavor. As we are dedicated to the cause of a spacefaring civilization and the mission of the National Space Society, the team has pledged that a portion of any prize money will be contributed to the society to establish a chapter project fund which would offer financial aid to chapters for worthy projects. ...