Humankind has always looked to the sky with awe. Fantastical ideas are natural among the awestruck and one of those ideas is a giant elevator connecting earth with space. Usually these concepts are seen as impossible. But in this case, some scientists and space engineers believe this fantastic idea could be possible with today’s technology.
A study was published in early September by two PhD students proposed a concept of a “space elevator” extending from satellite levels above the earth to the moon. Though many are skeptical of the study, people like somewhat self-interested Michael Laine, president of the LiftPort group, a space elevator development company, believe that the students are right. He’s betting a fortune on it.