Thursday, February 5, 2009

The space elevator...

is a considerably more efficient way to get payloads into Earth orbit as an alternative to rockets. This seemingly far-fetched and sci-fi based technology may be closer than you think as scientists begin to master techniques for making high tensile strength tethers.

The Spaceward Foundation is sponsoring competitions to encourage innovative designs and is awarding hefty prizes to drive development.

Faster, please.

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