They’re Building an Elevator to Heaven

Since we first examined the space elevator concept as one of several revolutionary space commercialization technologies, its proponents have quietly made progress on several fronts. We'll update you on this progress and what it's likely to mean for you.

In the September 2004 issue of Trends, we reported on the concept of gaining easier access to orbit, and beyond, by way of a space elevator. The idea goes back to at least the 1800s, but modern technology has brought it out of the realm of fringe sc.....

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