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Science Fiction Novelist Plans World’s Tallest Skyscraper to Launch Rockets into Space

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Could space travel be just an elevator ride away? Science fiction author Neal Stephenson is teaming up with Arizona State University scientists and engineers to develop a concept for the tallest tower on earth. If built, the 12.4 mile high (20 km) skyscraper




 

 

Neal Stephenson, Arizona State University, Burj Khalifa, Project Hieroglyph, Center for Science and the Imagination, Tall Tower Project, Keith Hjelmstad, skyscraper, outer space

Could space travel be just an elevator ride away? Science fiction author Neal Stephenson is teaming up with Arizona State University scientists and engineers to develop a concept for the tallest tower on earth. If built, the 12.4 mile high (20 km) skyscraper would be 24 times as tall as the world’s tallest skyscraper, the 2,722-foot Burj Khalifa, and could become the cheapest way to launch objects into outer space.

Neal Stephenson, Arizona State University, Burj Khalifa, Project Hieroglyph, Center for Science and the Imagination, Tall Tower Project, Keith Hjelmstad, skyscraper, outer space Neal Stephenson, Arizona State University, Burj Khalifa, Project Hieroglyph, Center for Science and the Imagination, Tall Tower Project, Keith Hjelmstad, skyscraper, outer space


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