Going up: Japan builder eyes space elevator
A Japanese construction firm claimed Wednesday it could execute an out-of-this-world plan to put tourists in space within 40 years by building an elevator that stretches a quarter of the way to the moon.
Giant nets could remove orbiting space junk
Seattle team wins $900,000 in Space Elevator Games
(AP) -- A Seattle team has collected a $900,000 prize in a NASA-backed competition to develop the concept of an elevator to space - an idea spurred by science fiction novels.
Success in 'space elevator' competition (Update 3)
(AP) -- A robot powered by a ground-based laser beam climbed a long cable dangling from a helicopter on Wednesday to qualify for prize money in a $2 million competition to test the potential reality of the ...
The naked truth about our landscape
Australia has been stripped bare of vegetation to expose the surface that lies beneath.