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The Space Elevator: What a fantastically ridiculous idea!

Posted in Cool Stuff, Humour with tags , on January 6, 2009 by misterjrtaylor

Although its a very old idea, I just found this today… basically you have a space station (or similar) in a geostationary orbit and extend a cable 35, 000 km down to the surface. Elevators will then travel up and down the cable to and from space. Genius!

More over at wikipedia

Stop Press! The people at LiftPort Group intend on launching the thing on October 27, 2031 – pencil that in your diary!