Gallery: LiftPort Group Launches Kickstarter to Build a Space Elevator ...


At Inhabitat we’ve seen several stories about planned space elevators, but this is the first time we’ve heard about one that could actually come to fruition using the technology we have available today. The LiftPort Group, which is headed by former NASA researcher Michael Laine, believes that it could build a space elevator on the moon – and they’re currently in the process of raising $8,000 on crowd-funding website Kickstarter for its first step, which will create a floating balloon platform tethered to the ground so that a robot can climb 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) into the sky.

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