Sunday, February 20, 2005

Space Elevator

Elevator Man: Bradley Edwards Reaches for the Heights

"Although the idea has appeared in both technical and fictional literature for decades, the drive to bring it to reality belongs to Edwards. A cable extending from the Earth’s surface to outer space is kept under tension by the competing forces of gravity on Earth and the outward rotational acceleration of the planet in space. Once the cable is aloft, the elevator will be ascended by mechanical means."

I wonder if they'll use Otis elevator cars?

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