September 18, 2005

Space Elevator inching closer to reality

The concept of the space elevator is one step closer to reality. The LiftPort Group, a company planning on building a space elevator, received FAA clearance (a waiver) to use airspace to start testing models of the elevator using a robotic device to climb a free hanging ribbon attached to a balloon initially as much as a mile high.

Posted by xeeban at September 18, 2005 11:48 PM