[LINK] Japan sets out plans for space elevator

Antony Barry tony at tony-barry.emu.id.au
Thu Oct 2 15:10:01 EST 2008

On 28/09/2008, at 5:53 PM, Ivan Trundle wrote:

> "Making a cable over 35,000 kilometers long is a difficult task" hits
> the nail on the head.

Maybe not. The super-conducting cable which powers the magnets of the  
LHC is 7600km long but the fibres which make it up would stretch to  
the sun and back five times <http://lhc-machine-outreach.web.cern.ch/ 

I'm not suggesting it's easy though ;^)


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