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Want to build a space elevator on Earth? Start with the moon

August 29, 2012|By Deborah Netburn

To generate some publicity for the project, Laine recently launched a Kickstarter campaign in the hopes of raising $8,000. (Yeah, right).

Deep in the page Laine admits that it will probably take at least $800 million to get a space elevator on the moon, but he is considering the Kickstarter campaign as a way to jump-start the project and build some excitement. 

As of Thursday the lunar elevator campaign has raised more than $35,000 and still has 14 days to go. 

That still gives you plenty of time to get in on a project that Laine says will "transform human civilization."

Contributions start at $1.

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