A space elevator by 2018?

What do you think about the Companies who say they will build a 35,000 mile high space elevator by 2015 or 2018?

Answer #1

Even we don’t think we’ll have it done before 2030. Even if we had the material available to make the ribbon (we don’t but we’re getting closer) there is a whole lot of testing to do before we can put one up.

As for ‘companies’ - as far as I know LiftPort is the only company dedicated to a space elevator.

Brian Dunbar brian.dunbar@liftport.com LiftPort

Answer #2

Hmm, I don’t think we can do it by 2018, maybe 2050.

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