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Yorkwrites Salutes Professors Brendan Quine and George Zhu, graduate student Raj Seth

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Researchers at York University have designed a prototype for a bold leap forward in space design, engineering and exploration. Brendan Quine, professor of space physics and engineering in York’s Faculty of Science and Engineering, leads the team of scientists developing a new method of delivering goods and materials beyond the limits of earth’s atmosphere: a space elevator, rising 20 kilometers above sea level.
In a paper published in the journal Acta Astronautica, co-authored by Professor Zhu and grad student Seth, Quine details the process and materials of construction and development of the elevator.
Quine predicts the future development of a much higher platform, saying, “eventually, we could foresee going as high as 200 kilometres.”
Yorkwrites salutes Professor Quine and his team for their groundbreaking work in science, engineering, and the future of space travel.
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