By Carl HoffmanPosted 04.12.2004 at 3:00 pm 0 Comments
What: An “elevator” that carries heavy loads into space
Where: Equatorial Pacific Ocean
Cost: $10 billion
Crux: A 62,000-mile cable—one end “anchored” in space and the other attached to a platform in the Pacific—that acts as a rail for laser-powered lifters carrying up to 5 tons.