Today is the first day of the Space Elevator games. We’re inside the main hanger with the other groups that are here. The past few days have been qualifying events for the groups. The only four teams that have qualified are USST, UBC-Snowstar, KC Space Pirates, and us, the Technology Tycoons. Starting at about 11:00, the teams will be stationed in the hangers with their devices; onlookers, officials, and other teams can come around and ask questions about the device, specific parts, or the team in general.
Also, today is the first day that the new, 400-foot crane, is up. This crane will be used for the competition with the qualified teams. The four teams that failed to qualify are still permitted to use the crane for recreation, however they obviously cannot compete for the cash prize.
Looking throughout the hanger, one can see the qualified and non-qualified teams working on last minute details and curious onlookers. Our device is set up in front of our station, and we now wait eagerly for questions given by others. We will soon see who comes out victorious in the Spaceward Games.