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Aug 1, 2018

A Japanese company wants to build a space elevator by 2050

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  • Bennie Beaver on August 1, 2018 3:51 pm

    Nice to believe the Japanese have found materials able to stand the tensile strength of a 23,000 mi elevator to space. The idea for an elevator to space has been around for decades.

    I’ve proposed building a space elevator on Europa to elevate water from below the surface-ice into space and propelled as large water drops to Mars for taraforming. Hopefully the atmosphere at Mars is dense enough to vaporize those water-ice droplets aiding in the taraforming of Mars. Otherwise, the droplets hitting the surface would work.

    Of course, we would need consider any life forms discovered on Europa.