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Competition for Mag-Beam?

Posted by: Ekkehard Augustin - Tue Oct 26, 2004 1:24 pm
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Post Competition for Mag-Beam?   Posted on: Tue Oct 26, 2004 1:24 pm
Winglee has researched Mag-Beam and developed a Labor-version of it. But this version in principle is the scientific proof only that the technology works.

There might be chances and possibilities to simplify and improve the equipment to reduce costs and time.

A technology for a Centennial Challenges Prize?



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Post    Posted on: Thu Oct 28, 2004 3:20 pm
I don't believe so, this is a complex area of research, not suitable for a competition. NASA have done the right thing by granting this team $75k+ for further research into this idea. Not everything needs to be done through competitions to achieve progress.


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Post    Posted on: Fri Oct 29, 2004 7:21 am
You are right concerning the research - my question wasn't aiming at the research but on the engineering. The space elevator too is researched by NASA too - NIAC is a NASA-institute and Edwards is working for NIAC/NASA but the prize "elevator:2010" is a prize on the enginnering of the elevator.

Perhaps the compettion could reduce the costs of the Mag-Beam-equipment.



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