9 Nov 2009 jmhenry   » (Journeyer)

Seattle Team Robot Wins Space Elevator Challenge

Arthur C. Clarke brought this idea to the forefront in his 1979 novel "The Fountains of Paradise", but the idea dates back to 1895 when Konstantin Tsiolkovsky proposed “a free-standing tower reaching from the surface of Earth to geostationary orbit.”...

Syndicated 2009-11-09 00:22:44 from RobotNext

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