Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > News > Tie me to the moon

September 19th, 2003

Tie me to the moon

Abstract:
A "space elevator" is exactly what American researchers say we could be using in 15 years. The lift would consist of a paper-thin ribbon of film, no more than a metre wide, stretching 100,000 kilometres into space. The bottom would be anchored to a platform in the Pacific Ocean. The top would be attached to a satellite serving as a counterweight. Cargo - and astronauts - would simply board an automated "crawler" that would climb the ribbon into space. Anyone stepping outside about 36,000 kilometres up would find themselves in a day-long Earth orbit. (more on earlier article)

Source:
Sydney Morning Herald

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

Possible Futures

Gold shines through properties of nano biosensors: Researchers discover that fluorescence in ligand-protected gold nanoclusters is an intrinsic property of the gold particles themselves August 16th, 2017

Two Scientists Receive Grants to Develop New Materials: Chad Mirkin and Monica Olvera de la Cruz recognized by Sherman Fairchild Foundation August 16th, 2017

Fewer defects from a 2-D approach August 15th, 2017

2-faced 2-D material is a first at Rice: Rice University materials scientists create flat sandwich of sulfur, molybdenum and selenium August 14th, 2017

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project