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Japanese Company Announces Plans to Build 20,000-Mile-High Space Elevator by 2050

Scientists have long considered the possibility of creating ultra-tall space elevators that stretch beyond the earth’s atmosphere to transport satellites and shuttles into outer space without the cost and environmental impact of rocket fuels. Now a Japanese company specializing in major infrastructure projects called The Obayashi Corporation has announced plans to build a space elevator by 2050, with the aim of taking tourists 20,000 miles above the planet’s surface.

(via npr)

  1. lawd-knows reblogged this from npr and added:
    BABEL2050?
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    How do you say “what’s the worst that could happen?” in Japanese?
  14. funpossibilities reblogged this from propagandery and added:
    I would love to go up in one of these elevators. I hope they’re successful.
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    I’ve been waiting for the space elevator. To the future!
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    http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/153671/the-ladder-race Is this part of a South Park joke?
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    This needs to happen but never will alas for encouragement of our pipe dreams
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  30. sewerclown reblogged this from sinidentidades and added:
    ‘space elevator’ sounds really really uncool I’m sorry. like the whole idea is just super uncool
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