Space Elevator On The Fast Track
from the one-of-those-big-projects dept
I've been reading a lot about space elevators lately, and it seems to be the type of thing that is gaining a lot of attention from techies as a really cool "big" project to get excited about. I've seen some people argue that it's a bad idea, but plenty more seem to think the challenge can be met. Space.com is running an interesting article that summarizes a lot of what's going on in the space elevator world. My biggest fear is what happens if the "ribbon" breaks? It seems like the type of thing that if you screw it up, you could endanger, well, the entire planet.