Stairway to heaven


Robert Plant’s dreams have been answered. Nanotechnology experts at the University of Texas have developed a carbon “ribbon” a thousand times thinner than a human hair, a few centimetres wide, and stronger than steel for its weight,

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Apparently, the new substance (called a nanotube) could one day be used to take astro-tourists up, up, and away in their beautiful space elevator.
Presumably the more adventurous and health conscious types will be offered the opportunity to take the inter-galactic stairs….
Fly me to the moon…