This is a couple of days old, but I think it's way too cool. NASA is spending millions of dollars in this project. An elevator, able to reach heights up to 100.000Km up in space.
"At the heart of a space elevator would be a cable reaching up as far as 100,000km from the surface of the Earth. The earthbound end would be tethered to a base station, probably somewhere in the middle of the Pacific ocean. The other end would be attached to an orbiting object in space acting as a counterweight, the momentum of which would keep the cable taut and allow vehicles to climb up and down it."
Brian Edwards, who's been developing the concept for years says: " Initially, people look at me like they're trying to work out whether or not I'm pulling their leg". I wonder why...
Read the whole thing over at The Guardian. What will they think of next...
Stairway To Heaven? Take The Elevator!
- Written by DaaT