A Kickstarter project for space elevator research? Oh, hell yes!
I would really love to go to this. Our planet needs a space elevator.
An alternative to the space elevator, an inflatable tower nine miles tall and tethered to a mountain top, could be made of commercially available materials.
For those about to spacehack, we salute you. 2009-07-14, the Mojave desert.
A team competing in NASA's beamed power climber competitionâ€”a race to provide one of the technologies needed for building a space elevator. I doff my hat to these guys.