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September 28th, 2005
Mike Treder: instead of using rockets to get us off the Earth, says Clarke, let's try a different plan this time, one that dates back to 1960.
"I would urge NASA to keep investing at least a small proportion of its substantial budget in supporting the research and development of alternatives to rockets. There is at least one idea that may ultimately make space transport cheap and affordable to ordinary people: the space elevator."
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