KEWL SCIENCE!!! People Are Serious About Building a Space Elevator
What’s the Latest Development?
Last month the International Space Elevator Consortium (ISEC) held its annual conference in at Seattle’s Museum of Flight, where participants from a wide range of disciplines discussed their progress towards designing elevators that could transport people and cargo into space from a port either on Earth or on the moon. One potential building material that has piqued interest is the carbon nanotube, which is extremely strong and light but has yet to be woven or melded into the kind of realistically-sized components needed for such a huge project.