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Space elevators get real

At the first Japan Space Elevator Conference in Tokyo, engineers from around the world hailed a new device as the...

January 28, 2009  Canadian Consulting Engineer

At the first Japan Space Elevator Conference in Tokyo, engineers from around the world hailed a new device as the solution to their problems — a lightweight cable strong enough to carry the elevator cab from earth to a counterweight in space.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers reports that the cable is being developed with the help of NASA and might be ready by 2030.

 

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