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Space Elevator Science - Climb to the Sky - A Tethered Tower

A project in Seattle, WA by Michael Laine

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It's Space Elevator research! Smart robots climbing 2 km straight up. The Ribbon is held aloft by large helium balloons.
Backers: 3468
Average Pledge Per Backer: $32

Funded: $110,353 of $8,000
Dates: Aug 23rd -> Sep 13th (21 days)
Project By: Michael Laine
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Some organizations have turned to crowd-funding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo to make their space dreams a reality. (Read More)

Liftport turns to Kickstarter for space elevator experiment

August 28th - via:
Space elevators are slowly making the transition from science fiction to science fact... but we're not quite there yet. LiftPort, a group that already holds the record for tallest elevator, is taking a second stab at the technology after going into "hibernation" in 2007. Founder Michael Laine has resurrected the company and taken to Kickstarter to drum up interest (as well as a little cash) in his latest project -- a lunar elevator. (Read More)

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