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    How can carbon nanotubes be used to make a space elevator?
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    Easy! Just stretch one into space, then put a tiny elevator inside of it!
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    (Original post by Aaron_28)
    How can carbon nanotubes be used to make a space elevator?
    You need many, maaaaaaany nanotubes which you have to build up into the space - with an elevator inside those building up nanotubes.

    Was that just a question out of curiosity?
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    (Original post by Kallisto)
    You need many, maaaaaaany nanotubes which you have to build up into the space - with an elevator inside those building up nanotubes.

    Was that just a question out of curiosity?
    No it was for my science homework
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    (Original post by Aaron_28)
    No it was for my science homework
    I see. If you are interest in it, you can calculate how many nanotubes you need to build them up to the space.

    Diameter: <100 nanometer (1*10^-7 m)

    Entrance to the space: 37 km
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    (Original post by Kallisto)
    I see. If you are interest in it, you can calculate how many nanotubes you need to build them up to the space.

    Diameter: <100 nanometer (1*10^-7 m)

    Entrance to the space: 37 km
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