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The Space Elevator - no longer Science Fiction

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Uploaded on Feb 26, 2011

The science behind the space elevator fiction. For more facts refer to EuSEC 2011 - European Space Elevator Challenge http://eusec.warr.de/?idea organized by DGLR student group WARR http://www.warr.de
The competition takes place from 19th to 21th of August 2011 at Technische Universitaet Munich (TUM), Garching Campus, Germany.
For information on the previous science fiction vision, refer to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Foun... .
"The Fountains of Paradise" is an Award-winning 1979 novel by Arthur C. Clarke. Set in the 22nd century, it describes the construction of a space elevator. This "orbital tower" is a giant structure rising from the ground and linking with a satellite in geostationary orbit.

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