An elevator from Earth to space may look something like this.
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Elevator to Space!
News story originally written on October 15, 2000
Would you like to take an elevator to space? Scientists are working on one!
A really long cable will stretch from Earth to space. But don't get too excited.
It won't be built for at least 50 years!
Scientists say a large asteroid will be tied to the end of the cable to keep it straight.
A 20 mile high tower will be on Earth to hold the cable. Maybe some day we'll take
this elevator to space!
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