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reply to post by lostbook
Seems like a bad idea.... but then again strapping humans/cargo to a towering bomb (rocket) and blasting into space at thousands of miles per hour didn't sound safe decades ago either. Only problem I see with an elevator is space debris, and it becoming "space debris" if the tether snaps, or somehow dislodges from the moon, or pulls the satellite out of its orbit, then we have a really really really big sledgehammer knocking out our sats.