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Why is there no space elevator yet?

Just build a big tower to space to save money on rocket power? When will it be made and Can I get a ride on in the elevator when it comes out

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  • 8 months ago
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    When we can produce a rope long enough for the elevators.....

    When? not any time soon -- can't gt enough graphene tubes to do it yet

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  • 8 months ago

    Because human being has not yet enough technology and budget to build one of it.

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  • 8 months ago

    Good point there buddy

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  • 8 months ago

    It is just simply impossible

    Try staking upright matches one by one, that would be easeier

    It would collapse under its own weight

    That is why we stick to Rockets

    Even Horizontal Take off has fell by the way as it takes a lot more energy and therefore costs

    Vertical Launching is the shortest distance into Space

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    • Ronald 7
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      8 months agoReport

      Greetings Roy.... We are not worthy !!

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  • 8 months ago

    The material strong g enough doesn't yet exist. There's enough problems with elevator cable in the tall skyskrapers we build now. That's one reason elevators don't go from ground floor to 110 storkes.

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  • 8 months ago

    My question to you is:

    When will you develop a brain?

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  • 8 months ago

    Because at the moment there is no way to produce a tether strong enough to reach up to geostationary orbit from the surface of this planet.

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  • 8 months ago

    Clear your elevator never gets past first floor.

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  • Athena
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    8 months ago

    The torque required to maintain a theater that long is beyond our abilities right now.

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  • 8 months ago

    No structural material or cable is strong enough for it to work. Maybe nanotubes will do it, but not yet.

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