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Rules One team per hackerspace. Any size build team, but only 10 people for the launch and retrieval team. Payload must be under 4 pounds. Parts cost limit of $250.00. Must show receipts or have other proof of purchase. Payload must return with pictures taken from the flight. Only one official launch per team allowed. Notice of official launches must be given by 8 a.m., and a judge must be present for the launch to count. All local laws and ordinances must be followed throughout the entire competition. Balloon camera must take pictures of the curvature of the earth. The Event Board may judge any other conduct considered outside “the spirit” of the event and disqualify a team that does not adhere to it by majority vote. Scoring Retrieval Time Base: 50 points. 1 point off for every minute past 45 minutes. Weight of Payload 5 points added for every 1/2 pound under 4 lb. Cost of Setup Base: 50 points. 0.5 points off for every dollar over $150. Total Points Retrieval Time Score + Weight Score + Cost Score Event Board & Judges Judges are members of each hackerspace, and will be submitted to the Event Board. They will ensure all rules are followed. One person from each hackerspace will be on the Event Board. The Event Board will oversee the event, judge each applicant, and declare winners. Dates Competition starts immediately upon challenges going out. Teams will indicate acceptance of challenge by March 1, 2010 (either at workshop88.com/space, or the attached PDF form). Launches will be held between June 1, 2010 and August 31, 2010. Results of the official launch must be sent in by September 7, 2010. Winner will be announced on or before September 30, 2010.