Someone actually believes this will work.
A growing number of scientists and space-technology enthusiasts are looking into ways to construct a huge elevator, either on Earth or the moon, that could transport cargo to and from space.
Sure. And I’m an ancient astronaut theorist.
The $90 billion cost estimate comes from the Obayashi Corporation, which is based in Japan. The company wants to build a space elevator by 2050… The China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology, a subdivision of the nation’s main space-program contractor, wants to build a space elevator by 2045.
I want to build one, too– out of balloons and kites for $1,000.