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Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell: Space Elevator – Science Fiction or the Future of Mankind?


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So. Space elevators. Are they are thing that we should talk about?

The concept for a space elevator was actually first published in 1895 by Konstantin Tsiolkovsky but limited by contemporary materials it has until recently been a science fiction dream. These elevators is also referred to as , space bridges, space lifts, space ladders, sky-hooks and orbital elevators. Recent concepts for a space elevator propose the use carbon nano-tube, boron nitrite nano-tube or graphene based materials as the tensile element in the tether design.

 

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