Space elevator - is an elevator that can rise to the height of 100 000 km
Today, in order to go out into space, you must make a perilous journey on a rocket. So you have space, you need good health, strong nerves and a lot of money.
Researchers from NASA and the company LiftPort Inc. proposes to simplify the conclusion of large objects in orbit, using a system they called "space elevator."
Here is how he explains the concept of a space elevator Dr. Bradley Edwards NIAC report:
"Space elevator - this tape, one end of which is attached to the surface of the Earth, and the other is on geosinhronizirovannoy orbit in space (at an altitude of 100,000 km), the tape is always under tension. By varying the length of tape is possible to achieve different orbits. Space capsule containing a payload will move along the belt. At the final station, if necessary, the capsule is disengaged from the elevator and out into open space. Capsules rate in this case will be 11 km / s. This rate will be enough to start a journey to Mars and other planets. You can use the space elevator as a "launch platform" for spacecraft launched to the planets, satellites and asteroids (Mars, Venus, the Moon). You can also build a lift capacity of up to 100 tons, which will build large colonies in orbit and orbital stations. " Liftport inc. has announced the launch date for space elevator - April 12, 2018, but was subsequently postponed to 2031.