Japan Will Have a Space Elevator by 2050

It might sound like the stuff of science fiction dreams, but a Japanese construction company has announced that it will have built a working space elevator by 2050. Where can I join the queue? » 2/22/12 4:45am 2/22/12 4:45am

The Space Elevator Turns 50

So I have this running bet with myself that the "Singularity" (man's union with machine, et al) will arrive on a space elevator (a near mythical delivery system to space). In other words: Pessimism. Yuri Artsutanov is more optimistic. » 8/15/10 12:00pm 8/15/10 12:00pm

Japanese Scientists Plan to Build Space Elevator

Japanese scientists are so hyped up on the possibilities of building a real life space elevator that in just two months' time the country is playing host to a conference designed to set a production timetable. Carbon nanotube » 9/22/08 10:30am 9/22/08 10:30am technology has advanced so rapidly that a material capable of withstanding the in the space…