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September 27th, 2006

Even on the ground, space elevators may have uses

LiftPort is now working with North Carolina State University and Rutgers University, both in the US, to develop a 5-km- (3-mile-) high tether system. Several weeks ago, the company also made its own carbon nanotubes for the first time. Because carbon nanotubes are extremely thin but incredibly strong, they have been studied for use in a lightweight tether that could reach all the way to space.


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