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Video Short: An Elevator to Space?

In this video extra, see a prototype of a technology that may one day take us to space.
Publish Date: Topic: Space + FlightSpace & FlightBrand: NOVA ScienceNOWNOVA ScienceNOW

The entrepreneurs and engineers at LiftPort Group in Bremerton, Washington think space elevators aren't just a wild idea. Indeed, they've staked their corporation on the concept. In this video, join Neil deGrasse Tyson for a hands-on look at LiftPort's efforts.

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