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Can We Build An Elevator To Space?

Duration: 12:15

Materials scientist Dr Mark Miodownik reveals that we are now capable of making fibres that, in theory, should be strong enough to support an elevator that could carry objects from the Earth 36,000 km up to space.

Available since: Fri 31 Dec 2010


Series Producer
David Kendall
Mark Miodownik
Executive Producer
David Dugan

This clip is from

Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 2010, Why Mountains Are So Small

3/3 Dr Mark Miodownik investigates the world of the very big and very tall.

First broadcast: 30 Dec 2010

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