A Tedx Talk about the Space Elevator

July 13th, 2013

Earlier this year, Markus Landgraf, a Mission Analyst at the European Space Agency, gave a TEDx talk about the Space Elevator.  It was well done and worth the 19+ minutes of your time it will take you to listen to it.

He discusses the long CNT fibers made by a company in China and proposes using these to make an SE Cable.  The problem is, is that they’re just not yet “pure” enough to do so.  Nano-threads spun from CNTs are, so far, full of kinks and defects - the technology is just not yet there to make them like we need to have them be.  But technology continues to attack the problem and I think it’s only a matter of time…

Entry Filed under: Interviews / Presentations, News / Announcements

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  • 1. Space-for-All at HobbySpa&hellip  |  July 13th, 2013 at 11:15 am

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  • 2. Anonymous  |  July 18th, 2013 at 4:13 am

    Agree, just a matter of time…

  • 3. elevator service  |  August 8th, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    I dont think will happen in our life time.
    its a wonderful idea tho!

  • 4. Elevator Works  |  September 16th, 2013 at 11:38 am

    I’ve always been fascinated by space elevators. The amount of weight the lifters can hold is almost unbelievable.

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