Centennial Challenges Program and the SpaceWard
Foundation are sponsoring competitons
to develop two technologies that will be essential for
space elevators: high strength fibers for the elevator
cables and climbers that can travel up and down the
cables. The first
event occurred in the second competition will take
place in July-August, 2006, in a Mountain View, CA.
Aerospace is sponsoring this $50 million dollar
competition for the first company to launch a privately
developed space transport vehicle to orbit. The vehicle
must be capable of carrying at least 5 people and must
beat the deadline of January 10, 2010.