going up?

Apparently it will be 12 years, 74 days until we have a functioning “Space Elevator”:http://www.liftport.com/index.php?id=1. Once it’s economical to get to earth orbit, any number of things are possible!

posted at 5:28 pm on Monday, January 30, 2006 in Current Events, Science and Technology | Comments (3)


  1. Brian says:

    Thanks for noticing the countdown clock. I hope the signifigance of the date didn’t escape you ..

    It’s both the neatest thing about, and the bane of, the job at Liftport. We’ve got a firm deadline, great. And a ton of work in front of us. This will not happen but some days I do wish D.D. Harriman could stop by open up his bank account ..

  2. Harald Koch says:

    I wasn’t sure, because the 2018 wasn’t exactly 50 or 60 years later, but checking “the forums”:http://www.liftport.com/forums/archive/index.php?t-119.html confirmed my original guess…

  3. Brian says:

    Michael picked the year based on the projected work to be done, but the date was done for the reason noted. That would make an awesome Yuri’s Night Party …

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