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One Thousand Feet

...and about a hundred million more to go. Liftport had a successful space elevator climber test.

Posted by Rand Simberg at September 26, 2005 01:23 PM
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Excerpt: A successful test of space elevator hardware. “We’re not a PowerPoint company anymore … we’re a hardware company.” -- Michael Laine, president of the LiftPort Group In less than a month, NASA's Ames Research Center in California will host the...
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I noticed in the article that there will be a space elevator competition for both tethers and climbers, funded by the Centennial Challenges budget. That line item is looking more and more useful every month...

Posted by John Breen III at September 26, 2005 02:42 PM

Why does anyone invision a "composite ribbon stretching up to 62,000 miles (100,000 kilometers) from Earth into space."?

Posted by Leland at September 27, 2005 12:04 PM

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