Two months ago, the organizers of the Space Elevator Games - offering $400,000 in NASA-backed prizes for stronger tethers and more capable beamed-power systems - signaled that they would move the event from NASA's Ames Research Center in California (where the first games were held last October) to the X Prize Cup in New Mexico this October. Today the move was made official with the release of an announcement by the Spaceward Foundation and the X Prize Foundation. The competitions are aimed at promoting technologies that eventually might be applied to future space elevators - hence the name.
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