Twinkle, twinkle, little star, was that an elevator car? Industry leader Otis calls NASA elevator to orbit feasible

In the interview with Dr. Bryan Laubscher on The Space Show last tuesday, Dr. Livingston somewhat jokingly talked with Dr. Laubscher about an “Otis” Space Elevator.

This reminds me of this story from Space.com where John Thackrah, vice-president of Engineering for Otis said; “Today we have the technology to create elevator systems for a five-mile-high tower… At the rate of our development efforts we could apply technology we are working on for today’s existing market to the NASA concept within the next 10 years.”

Also, I want to point my readers to a concept picture of an Otis Space Elevator posted on Flickr last October…

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  1. Brian

    Also, I want to point my readers to a concept picture of an Otis Space Elevator posted on Flickr last October…

    That’s a great picture – it first appeared on the back page of Wired iirc.

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