American Museum of Natural History Highlights Lunar Elevator:

Artist Rendition of Space Elevator


NEW YORK – A new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History will highlight some of the cutting-edge space technology in hand or under way, from a rover that looks for life on Mars to an elevator that rises into space from the moon.

The exhibit opening Saturday (Nov. 19), titled “Beyond Planet Earth: The Future of Space Exploration,” gives space and tech fans an up-close look at what may be on the horizon for exploring our solar system.

“Some of these technologies are already being studied and planned, and they are grounded in real scientific possibility,” museum president Ellen Futter told media members at a preview of the exhibit earlier this week.