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Space exploration - A manned lunar space elevator riding a 35,000 mile tether approximately 3,000 miles above the Moon; lunar-synchronous points; tether propulsion; non-rocket spacelaunch; spacecraft; spaceship - Space Art Illustration
 

Lunar elevator ascending

A manned lunar space elevator ascends from the surface of the Moon riding a 35,000-mile-long tether anchored at the other end to a counterweight in a Lagrange point in space. In this image the elevator is approximately 3,000 miles above the lunar surface, having taken approximately 50 hours to reach this point.

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