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The Ten Million Ton Space Elevator

Carbon nanotubes are often assumed to be the sole viable material for the construction of an Earth-based space elevator. However, carbon nanotubes in the lengths required for construction of a space elevator remain a laboratory curiosity. Is there an alternative … Continue reading

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Space Elevator Conference Robots

The 2011 Space Elevator Conference was held on August 13 in Redmond, Washington at the Microsoft Conference Center. I dropped by to take a few pictures of various types of robots that space elevator advocates hope might someday climb their … Continue reading

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