The Space Elevator

“Standing on the Earth at the base of this ‘beanstalk’ it would look unusual but simple, a cable attached to the ground and going straight up out of sight. Now even the youngest of you reading this manuscript will know that a rope can not simply hang in mid-air, it will fall. This is true in all of our everyday situations; however, a 60,000-mile long cable sticking up into space is not an everyday occurrence.” Bradley C. EdwardsThe Space