Stephen Steiner and Daniel Pressl in front of a space elevator model. „When nano becomes macro!“, Daniel Pressl holding a tether of 2 meters length, made purely out of carbon nanotubes! The commercial price of this tether is $50.000. Dr. Bradley Edwards and Lauren DeFlores measuring up the tensile testing machine for the competition. NEWS: […]
PBS Airdate: January 9, 2007 S.M. Stephen Steiner III S.M. Stephen Steiner III introduced some of the concepts of Carbon Nanotubes and the Space Elevator. "I wouldn’t say Carbon is promiscious, but it is certainly openminded." says Stephen. Watch the Show!
Space Elevator Concept. The purpose of the Tether Challenge is to develop a very strong tether material for use in various structural applications. The competition requires a 50% improvement in breaking force from year to year, starting with a commercially available tether in 2005. Additional requirements (such as operating temperature range, vacuum compatibility, and controlled […]