Space Elevator Up & Running By 2050 ? Possible.

Space Elevator
Space Elevator

Japanese construction giant Obayashi announces plans to have a Space Elevator up and running by 2050, which would transform the space industry and could most likely end the rocket-age. The space elevator could incredibly cut the cost of sending a payload into space and could also trigger the huge investments into solar industry.

The elevator could very well be 96,000 kilometers long and could atleast take 6-7 days for the payload or passengers to be delivered.

Mr Yoji Ishikawa, a research and development manager at Obayashi, said:

The tensile strength[of Carbon Nanotubes] is almost a hundred times stronger than steel cable so it’s possible. I don’t think one company can make it, we’ll need an international organisation to make this big project

The future is indeed here. We are living in the future.

Source: ABC

1 Comment on Space Elevator Up & Running By 2050 ? Possible.

  1. Well, it certainly beats the -possibly exploding – one-complicated-rocket-at-a-time approach. But how costly is it to build that space elevator in the first place ?

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