University of Maryland officials said the structural break during the last Gamera II flight occurred at the same point as a repaired break from an earlier crash. The statement issued today said U. of Md. students will press on to the final goal of 9.8 feet (they got 9.4 feet and were near the floor when this crash occurred
). If they fly for a minute, stay in an 11.7 foot circle, and reach 9.8 feet, they win a $250,000 Sikorsky innovation prize–and endless bragging rights.
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