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Scottie – Shields Up on the Space Elevator

By Marc Boucher
April 8, 2013
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So here’s an interesting shield technology experiment being tried at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in the UK:

Scientists at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory plan to mimic nature. They will build a miniature magnetosphere in a laboratory to see if a deflector shield can be used to protect humans living on spacecraft and in bases on the Moon or Mars.

I wonder if the technology could someday be adopted to protect parts of a space elevator.

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