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Space Elevators--Do They Exist?
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 1211946:MV8xMzAzNjg1XzIxMzc3NDk1X0UwQzA1OThG] A big rope sticking up into the sky would be a hazard for aircraft. So they couldn't just pretend it isn't there. [/quote]
Check out this promotional vid for one of the MANY companies that is working on prototypes of space elevators:
I remember reading Arthur C. Clarke's book "Fountains of Paradise" ages ago and figuring we'd have space elevators soon, but 25+ years later they still haven't figured it out?
Have they already put them into operation and hid their existence?
This idea occured to me while watching the interesting documentary "Moon Rising" where a graphic artists shows his retouched pictures of the moon and space from NASA.
His process reveals some interseting formations in space that seem to have ribbons extending down to the earth:
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