What If We Built a Tower to Outer Space?



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Would you spend a night at the top of the first tower to space? At 100 km above sea level, it would be the highest structure that humans have ever built. This tower could house almost a million residents. But would that be worth the giant price tag of $25 trillion? Could humans even survive the extreme conditions at the top? Would the Earth’s crust be able to support the weight of this massive structure? And how could we prevent it from falling over?

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