'Space elevator' wins $900,000 NASA prize

A laser-powered robotic climber has won $900,000 in a competition designed to spur technology for a future elevator to space.
The winning climber was built by a team called LaserMotive, based in Seattle, Washington. Like the other two vehicles in the competition, it used solar cells to absorb energy from a ground-based infrared laser.

Full article by David Shiga on New Scientist



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