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October 19th, 2006

Nowhere to Go But Up

Last October, German high school teacher Joern Lutat had never heard of a space elevator.

Then he listened to a radio report about the first-ever Space Elevator Games in Mountain View, California, where teams entered prototypes of laser-powered climbers. Unfortunately, none of the climbers successfully scaled the 200-foot tether. Lutat thought maybe he and his students could do better.


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