The Space Elevator Games with $2 Million in prize money is one of the most exciting challenges in the NASA
Centennial Challenges program. We had an 8kW TRUMPF laser beaming power straight up 1 kilometer to a moving
vehicle. This paper is the team captain's analysis of the state of the art in power beaming, and the excitement and
challenge of the games themselves. Predictions are made of what new technology we will see in the next round of the
games coming spring 2010.