Day: February 5, 2016

Space elevators part I

Space elevators part I

Space elevators part I  02/05/16
Space elevators are some of the most riveting concepts in the field of Mechanical Engineering. Imagine if there was an elevator so tall that it broke the ionosphere and into geostationary orbit. Transporting objects across this medium would make rockets completely unavailing, and consequently would save an inordinate amount of energy. There is only one issue with this. In respect to earth’s gravity, there is no known material extant that is strong enough to support it’s own tensile weight.