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 ...
Long, Stretchy Carbon Nanotubes Could Make Space Elevators Possible
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.
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.
Will we mine asteroids?
It's been said that a single asteroid might be worth trillions of dollars in precious rare metals. Will we ever reach out and mine these space rocks? How hard could it be?
Going up? Kickstarter hopefuls raise space elevator cash
Chemistry team creates spontaneously forming supramolecular nanotube yarn
The naked truth about our landscape
Australia has been stripped bare of vegetation to expose the surface that lies beneath.