Space Elevator Project

The link to the space elevator illustration on this blog’s Latest News list (at left) in part fantasy, part reality. The reality is it will be built, deriving some prize money from NASA. The fantasy is it resembles an industrial plumbing system. What’s a space elevator really like? Who needs it?  This site has all the answers, including a movie presentation, which provides a more accurate depiction. The next competition will be in Mountain View, California, this summer. Read the rules. This is far out stuff.