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Nuts & Volts Magazine (September 2005)

The Space Elevator

By L. Paul Verhage    View In Digital Edition  

Today, payloads are hurled into space on (still) expensive rockets. To get the best performance, these rockets push their design to the limit. And, as a result, considerable time and many people are required to build and prepare a rocket for launch. It’s the cost of paying salaries that makes rocket launches so expensive; rocket fuel is actually cheap.


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