(Space) Elevator Action

“The space elevator, in simplest terms, is a ribbon.”

I’m fairly certain I would like this video even if I wasn’t already intrigued by space elevators. There’s something about the animation that is literally timeless — this could have been produced last week or in 1987.

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One response to “(Space) Elevator Action

  1. The concept of a space elevator is elegant – it’s why I remain fascinated by them.

    No explosion of fire, no breathless countdown. If a vehicle stops working it just .. stops. You can take a few hours and troubleshoot the problem.

    In an ideal world a space elevator removes the drama of space flight from ‘launch’ to ‘exploration’ . . . where it should be.

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