Monday, November 20, 2006

Ted Semon Interviews CEO Of Elevator 2010 Authentic NASA Toys and Replicas
Ted Semon of the Space Elevator Blog has a transcript (via email) of an interview he had with Ben Shelef, co-founder of Spaceward and CEO of Elevator 2010. Here is a snippet below:

Q. In your opinion, what was the most significant accomplishment of the 2006 Games?

The most significant accomplishment was the scale of what happened - this was the first "real", or full-form competition, and we had 12 teams arriving with real hardware, 2 from Europe, 3 from Canada, 7 from the US - we've got ourselves a Space Elevator competition now! A few more teams were registered and couldn't produce hardware in time - all in all we had 20 teams that tried. This is a good base to building the 2007 games from. Obviously this year USST was head and shoulders above everyone else, with their 2-seconds-too-slow climb, but I’m betting in 2007 we will see plenty of climbers zooming up at over 2 m/s.

You can check out the full interview over here.

Update (3/14): Corrected Ted Semon's last name.

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