Photos: Competitors prepare for lift-off

Photos: Competitors prepare for lift-off

Summary: Photos show teams as they prepare for a first-ever space elevator competition hosted by NASA and the nonprofit Spaceward Foundation.

TOPICS: Nasa / Space

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  • Prepping the light source

    Members of the Spaceward Foundation, which is hosting the competition with funding from NASA, prepare the light source that will be beamed from a transmitter to a receiver on the robot climber.

  • Space Miners' climber

    A close-up shot of the Space Miner team's climber, which is a wheelchair frame powered by "super cells" that can produce at least 2.5 amps of current each.

Topic: Nasa / Space

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