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. 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.
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    Brandon, 20 Aug 2002 @ 6:05pm

    Green Mars

    Kim Stanley Robinson has a depiction of a cable falling in his Mars Trilogy (I think in Green Mars). Granted, that fall was on Mars... which had a significantly smaller population.

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