Photos: Chasing the X Prize Cup

Photos: Chasing the X Prize Cup

Summary: Three competitions with $2.5 million in prizes for future space technology highlight this year's Wirefly X Prize Cup.

TOPICS: Telcos

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  • Qualifications

    Teams had to successfully complete a run in order to qualify for the finals. Here, the University of Michigan team's platform nears the top of the tether.

    One day before the finals, six teams had qualified for the finals including one from Germany, two from Canada and a high school team from the United States.

    One team from Spain was unable to participate after their "climber" was lost during shipping according to reports from the competition.

  • Turbocrawler

    The German Turbocrawler team's platform inches higher.

  • Cell repair

    The Space Miners had to repair their voltaic cell array after four cells burned out during the qualifications.

    For more information about the Space Elevator competition check out blogs from Space Elevator 2010.

Topic: Telcos

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