Monday, August 22, 2005

Enjoy the View

I've never been a big fan of the idea of a space elevator. I've always been uneasy with the idea thinking there is some physics problem with it we just aren't seeing. However, this article does put a very positive spin on the idea. While this article suggest it might actually be doable in the near future.

Does this mean goodbye rockets? I don't think so. But it may mean goodbye to small payload rockets. As with any industry, there is always a shakeout. I would hope the rocket industry gets itself off the ground sufficiently so we can have the shakeout down the road. We shall see.

Update: The same point

Another article

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