Latest Space elevator Stories
Currently, heading off into space requires a shuttle, rocket or some sort of high velocity vehicle with enough power to push through Earth's atmosphere. What if you could take a "space elevator" instead?
The founder of a company hoping to one day build a space elevator to the surface of the moon turned to the public for help funding his dream, with overwhelming success -- and he's not the only one.
The idea seems simple enough: to get to any place higher than where you currently stand just take the elevator. This concept, while remaining simplistic in nature, becomes rather complicated when this “higher place” is the moon.
A Japanese construction company has announced plans to design and build the world's first space elevator, which they are hoping to have completed in the next 40 years.
Carbon nanotubes â€” those tiny particles poised to revolutionize electronics, medicine, and other areas â€” are much bigger in the strength department than anyone ever thought, scientists are reporting.
A Seattle team has won a $900,000 prize in a NASA-supported competition to develop the concept of a space elevator.
NASAâ€™s Centennial Challenges program and the Spaceward Foundation kicked off the Space Elevator Games in the Mojave Desert on Wednesday.