Become a Member


News Archive



2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017

Wednesday, February 12, 2003



Is a Space Elevator too... out there?

A space elevator.
A space elevator.
Credit: NASA Flight Products Directorate
The forum is bustling with controversy. Should the governments of the world consider building a space elevator, and if so, when could/should one be built? Do we have the technology to build an elevator hundreds of miles high into space, and is it worth the trillions (?) of dollars it might cost? The price of transporting cargo to and from space would be nearly eliminated in comparison to the millions per ton it costs now. Multiple shipments could go up every week instead of 4 times a year with the space shuttle. But do our current demands in space necessitate a space elevator? Probably not, but they will when we start going to Mars.

Speak out! Read what the community has to say and jump in! The topic is entitled, Space Elevators in the General Board.


- posted by Alex @ 17:12 EST