November 9, 2012

Will We Ever Get a Space Elevator?

Seth Shostak, Huffington Post

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Could rocket scientists be an endangered species?

You're probably betting "no," given the contemporary efforts to hurl hardware to the moon, to Mars, and to a passel of other unearthly locales. The rocket biz is busy, and it's diversifying. An enthusiastic troupe of private companies is also getting into the act, hoping to cash in by lifting off.

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