* Posts by dlorde

1 post • joined 4 Jun 2007

Space elevator business plan crashes to Earth

dlorde

Re: Investors needed an SF nerd

In fact, Andy, it has been established that a ribbon made of carbon nanotubes would comfortably do the job. The problem at present is how to make one 26,000 miles long - although the technology of carbon nanotube production is proceeding apace, and production is thought likely to be possible in less than ten years (given the will and the finance).

However, this may be another technical possibility of the commercial fusion type - always just around the corner.

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