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October 22, 2006

Space elevator competition update

Several teams made it to the 200 ft top of the tether climbing competition. The University of Saskatchewan space Design team got to the top the fastest in 58 seconds which is what was needed to win the competition. There is a question of whether they got down within the 2 minute time allowed.

Congratulations to my home province of Saskatchewan, Canada.

The house tether won, but the Astroaraneae tether didn’t part until 1335.9 pounds of pressure was applied - a very impressive performance. This beat last year’s winner by about 100 pounds. The machine for measuring tether strength needs to be improved since the machine broke before the house tether.

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