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Space Elevator? Some say it can be done

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Space Elevator? Some say it can be done

Postby Charles » Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:02 am

As crazy as it sounds there's a Kickstarter campaign to initiate research into this idea...

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Space elevator ideas rising again
By Alan Boyle
August 25 2012

The space elevator concept has had its ups and downs — but this year, it looks as if the concept's proponents are definitely trying to push the “up” button again.

There’s a new Kickstarter project, aimed at setting the stage for a lunar space elevator. Space-elevator backers are trying to restart a competition for ultra-strong tethers. And a Japanese company has pledged to get the thing built … by 2050.

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