Model of a nanotube (Image: Wikipedia / Arnero)
A NASA artist's rendition of a space elevator (Image: NASA)
Obayashi Corp.'s space elevator concept (Image: Daily Yomiuri)
A Japanese company is looking to take elevators to new heights. The Daily Yomiuri reports that Tokyo-based construction company Obayashi Corp. hopes to have a space elevator operational by 2050, carrying passengers and cargo in a vehicle that travels along a ribbon made of carbon nanotubes extending a quarter of the way to the moon.
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