In a recent posting on TechTakeaway.com, the author claims that “Transporting goods from earth to the moon and back has caused problems to efforts colonize the Moon, Russia plans to solve this with an ambitious space elevator project.” They accompany this short article with an artists conception picture of an earth-based space elevator.
Frankly, I don’t think so, and have contacted the authors for more information.
But I’d love to be wrong. Maybe we’ll finally have a “Tsar-way to Heaven” after all (apologies to Led Zeppelin)…
(01MAY2007 Update – I heard back from the editors and yes, indeed, they did get their story from the articles I mentioned. I sent an email back to them, letting them know of the miscommunication.)