Design · Earthly/Geo/Astro · Technology

Space Elevators: To the Moon and Back

“The space elevator will be built about 50 years after everyone stops laughing,” said science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke, a long time ago.

Today, standing, theoretically, on the cusp of significant breakthroughs in the field of space exploration and the tantalizing prospect of a “Star Trek”, “Star Wars” and “2001: A Space Odyssey”- like scenario, we find ourselves asking what became of an idea so revolutionary it threatened to transform all our lives into something more commonly seen in sci-fi/alien-shooter video games and films – the space elevator!

Written by Chandrashekar Srinivasan. Read at International Business Times

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