Ladder to the Stars

Ladder to the Stars: Space Hooks & Elevators   

In 1979 Dr. Arthur C. Clarke proposed a space elevator in “The Fountains of Paradise”.  The Soviets planned (but never flew) a manned Mars mission using space hooks instead of rockets.  with the development of carbon fiber rods, in 2012, LiftPort announced a lunar space elevator to be built in 2020. Dr Bob Meier asks what the project and others mean for our civilization?

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In 1979 Dr. Arthur C. Clarke proposed a space elevator in \"The Fountains of Paradise\". The Soviets planned (but never flew) a manned Mars mission using space hooks instead of rockets. with the development of carbon fiber rods, in 2012, LiftPort announced a lunar space elevator to be built in 2020. Dr Bob Meier asks what the project and others mean for our civilization?