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Submission + - One step closer to space elevators (guardian.co.uk)

anotherzeb writes: It looks like NASA are interested in having space elevators. This is a report about a competition to build one — or at least an elevator that can go up half a mile on a cable suspended from a helicopter using light from high powered lamps or lasers on the ground as a power source. It's some way from getting us to Mars, but it's a step in that direction

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