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Turning Science Fiction Into Fact - August 2008

Matthew Jaster

The article "Turning Science Fiction Into Fact" appeared in the August 2008 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

Summary
Fans of Arthur C. Clarke may remember a concept in his 1979 novel, The Fountains of Paradise, of an orbital elevator used to raise payloads from the ground to a satellite as a more cost-effective means of transporting material to outer space.

Keywords
space elevator tether

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