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Sep 4, 2018 3:18 PM CDT
Miniature 'Space Elevator' to Be Tested Next Week
Japanese researchers are working on it
- It sounds like something out of a science fiction film, but a very real "space elevator" is being developed by researchers at Japan's Shizuoka University, and the first test is coming this month. A miniature stand-in for the real thing will be attached to a rocket and launched...
Company Gets Patent for
12-Mile-High Space Elevator
Aug 17, 2015 7:47 AM CDT
Company Gets Patent for 12-Mile-High Space Elevator
Canadian company Thoth gets a patent for a 12-mile-high tower into space
- A Canadian company best known for building tiny objects suitable for outer space has just earned a US patent on something distinctly grander: a 12-mile-high inflatable space elevator held up not by cables but by pressurized segments, reports fastcoexist.com . That's more than 20 times taller than the world’...
Feb 22, 2012 9:42 AM CST
Japanese Firm Plans Space Elevator
Mammoth device would carry passengers more than 22K miles into the sky
- Obayashi Corp. likes building tall towers—it's days from completing a 2,080-foot skyscraper in Tokyo— and now it's working on the granddaddy of them all: A "space elevator" that could carry people 22,370 miles into the air. On Monday, the company announced that it was...
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