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Lunar Elevator

Part of the Beyond Planet Earth: The Future of Space Exploration exhibition.

Lunar Elevator AR

This animation shows cars of a lunar elevator coming and going from the Moon, headed for the station between Earth and the Moon. The elevator would rise into space to a spot where the gravity of the Earth and Moon balance exactly, allowing the elevator cable to stay in place. This might sound like the stuff of science fiction, but engineers and visionaries have been working on this idea for nearly a century.

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