Monday, May 25, 2009

2009 Space Elevator Games Plans Firming Up?

I'm checking out a blog outlining the latest efforts to set up the 2009 Space Elevator Games. It's not official yet, or you'd be seeing it at the Space Elevator Blog and Spaceward Foundation sites. Since it's not official, I won't point it out, but if they become official the details on the site, preparations, date, and media capabilities are sure to please (in my opinion even better than the earlier ideas). I also like the media console. The blog has a Larry Niven/Jerry Pournelle flavor, which is a nice touch because they were at Space Access a couple years ago where some laser launch and elevator power concepts were discussed.

The Foundation site says the following:

We are practically there. It tooks us a while to get all of our ducks in a row, but the location where we'll be holding the games was most definitely worth the wait.
The teams are ready, the helicopter operator is ready - we're sure you are ready too.

The Space Elevator Blog lists the date as: July, 2009