- Developments in nanotechnology could make an elevator to space possible
- A cable of carbon nanotechnology could tether a space station to earth
- Scientists at Penn State University have created 'diamond nanothreads'
- The ride up into space would take seven days, but would cost a fraction of current methods
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(CNN)Want to ride an elevator into space? While the idea has been around for more than 100 years, a breakthrough in nanotechnology could mean we will be riding into space on a cable made of diamonds.