posted on Nov, 17 2004 @ 03:35 PM
The space elevator has took its first climb today.
Grant it, it was just a scale model and went 260 feet, but hey, it did it while snowing.
The space elevator is the only real way for humans to get of this rock, because its way way cheaper then rockets.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge is where the test took place.
I hope this is a sample of whats to come. I I was a billionaire like Paul Allen, I wouldn't be spending 25 million on a sub orbital craft (spaceship
one), I would be spending billions on a working protoype of a space elevator, and if you want it to pay itself off of generate an income, you
wouldn't have to worry about that because you would get as many payloads as you could handle. The rocket is a big chunk of the mission price on
projects, so instead of people paying 10,000 per pound to get something in space they could pay 100 per pound. That would launch humans into the real
[edit on 17-11-2004 by Murcielago]