step aside xprize
September 6, 2004 4:07 PM   Subscribe

Step aside xprize, here comes the elevator 2010 challenge. Sponsored by the Spaceward Foundation this is a "public challenge centered around the Space Elevator concept, offering a substantial prize for the first laser-powered tether climbing demonstration that can meet specific criteria." more here.
posted by Grod (2 comments total)
I can't wait to see how this turns out. It's going to be much cooler and more efficient than some stupid shuttles. Plus, we'll finally be able to afford to build a huge moonbase!
posted by crazy finger at 5:35 PM on September 6, 2004

i've said ti before and i'll say it again, if this were to ever get serious funding i'd drop whatever project i'm doing and move thier to work on where's my funding?
posted by NGnerd at 11:08 PM on September 7, 2004

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