Big dreams stem from small particles

Chang, Joseph
January 2008
ICIS Chemical Business;1/14/2008, Vol. 273 Issue 2, p5
Trade Publication
The author comments on the concept of the space elevator, that was first suggested in the 1950s by Russian scientist, Yuri Artsutanov and is now being considered by U.S.-based LiftPort Group. He says that the greatest challenge to building the said elevator is producing the materials necessary for the ribbon with strength that is 15 times better than the best current materials.


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