Aug 29, 2019

Elevator from Earth to Moon unveiled in breakthrough for space missions

Posted by in categories: nanotechnology, space travel, sustainability

Astronauts would have to fly their rocket into the Spaceline, attach to a solar-powered shuttle and be dragged up to the Moon.

Carbon nanotubes will need to be built on a large scale for the design.

Zephyr Penoyre, one of the Columbia astronomy graduate students behind the Spaceline, told Futurism: The line becomes a piece of infrastructure, much like an early railroad.

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