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Construction firm aims at space elevator in 2050
|Last Edited||RP Feb 22, 2012 10:25am|
|News Date||Wednesday, February 22, 2012 04:00:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||It may be possible to travel to space in an elevator as early as 2050, a major construction company has announced. |
Obayashi Corp., headquartered in Tokyo, on Monday unveiled a project to build a gigantic elevator that would transport passengers to a station 36,000 kilometers above the Earth.
For the envisaged project, the company would utilize carbon nanotubes, which are 20 times stronger than steel, to produce cables for the space elevator.