Add this one to the list of ‘I’ll Believe It When I See’ but someone wants to build an elevator into space. Meghan DeMaria:
The elevator could reach nearly 60,000 miles into space, which could start a revolution for space travel. Its robotic cars would transport passengers to a space station for significantly less than the cost of rockets, and the elevator could eventually eliminate rockets entirely. While space shuttles cost roughly $22,000 per kilogram of space cargo, the elevator would average just $200 per kilogram.
Ludicrous? Or, visionary?