NASA to create a 'Tractor Beam'

Nasa on mission to create a Star Trek 'tractor beam' ==================================Jacqui Goddard Miami The Times
Published at 12:01AM, September 5 2015
Nasa has teamed up with a technology company to try to develop a Star Trek-style "tractor beam" capable of manipulating objects in space. The project aims to design a device that can attract one satellite to another or drive them apart, using electromagnetic energy. The technology could also divert dangerous orbiting junk that may threaten spacecraft. "We're confident and excited about the possibilities," Luke Murchison, a project manager at Nasa's Langley Research Center in Virginia, said. Its partner in the project is Arx Pax, a California company that turned Marty McFly's levitating skateboard from the film Back to the Future
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