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Jun 2004
The Space Elevator
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The Space Elevator
by Bradley C. Edwards and Eric A. Westling
Most science and science-fiction readers these days are familiar with the idea of launching payloads from Earth by means of a twenty-two-thousand-mile-high "elevator" in the form of a cable suspended from a station in synchronous orbit. Bringing together three years of NASA-funded studies, this book explores the history and scientific basis for the concept, along with engineering practicalities, economic implications, and its longer-term prospects for the colonization of space.

The space elevator was the subject of Arthur C. Clarke's novel Fountains of Paradise

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