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What Floor? The Moon, Please

Thu, 12/03/2009 - 3:54am

Space elevators — the final frontier. Kind of.

See how a space elevator would revolutionize not only the way we get into space, but also the way us Earth-bound folk live. Not only would we have the capacity to ship large payloads into space, but we could build large solar arrays to catch the sun's energy. And that means less coal and gasoline usage down here.

All this sounds great, but building a cable that long is a challenge — the technology is only just now emerging. Worry not — some of our brightest minds are on duty. The rest of us can just sit back and wait for that elevator to the moon.

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Have any comments or questions about our Thursday video editions of IMPO Insider? Or do you have a video you'd like to see featured in one of our deployments? Email me at Joel.Hans@advantagemedia.com.

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