August 28, 2012
LiftPort believes that the construction of a Space and Lunar Elevator is possible using today’s technology. The system would allow cheap and simple access to the lunar surface via a ‘ribbon’ cable.
February 25, 2012
Obayashi Corp. based in Tokyo, unveiled a project to build a gigantic elevator to travel to space as early as 2050. The elevator will transport passengers to a station 36,000 kilometers above the Earth.
August 17, 2011
A space elevator is essentially a long cable extending from our planet’s surface into space with its center of mass at geostationary Earth orbit (GEO), 35,786 km in altitude. Electromagnetic vehicles traveling along the cable could serve as a mass transportation system for moving people, payloads, and power between Earth and space.
January 4, 2011
Space elevators are incredibly tall theoretical structures that stretch far beyond the earth’s atmosphere to transport satellites and shuttles into outer space, without the cost and environmental impact of rocket fueled launches.