LiftPort has released their long-awaited “Road Map” and “Questions database” to building a functioning Space Elevator. The good news is that these documents have been released. The bad news is that LiftPort has now come to the conclusion that it’s going to take longer (13 years longer to be exact) to get the first one functional then first thought. I’ll be too old by then - guess I’m going to have to get involved and find some ways to shorten the development of this thing…
The LiftPort blog entry has the best summary of what’s been released. Congratulations to LiftPort!
06OCT2006 - Update. You know, I recall that the NIAC Phase I report that Dr. Brad Edwards did for NASA also had a timeline in it. It will be interesting to see how the two mesh.
5 comments October 6th, 2006