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Thursday, February 16, 2006

One mile down, 61999 to go

LiftPort is working towards a functioning space elevator by 2018. (No, really...) Last month they anchored a mile long ribbon to balloons over the Arizona desert. Sadly, their climbing robots broke down 460m above the ground, so I guess that's really a quarter of a mile down (erm, up), 61999.75 to go.

(New Scientist article)