Saturday, June 26, 2004
Some Space Elevator links I found on slashdot - isr link, and one from wikipedia. It's very impressive that such a thing is even possible, allthough I'm still not confident that it will actually be built. Not only do 60,000 kilometers worth of the carbon nanotubes have to be manufactured, it all must be imperfection free - it really is as strong as the weakest link. They need to figure out a better way of holding tubes together as well - pressure bonding them together has been suggested.