Sunday, February 04, 2007

A space elevator? A 21st century achievement?

Yes. LiftPort corporation says within the next 15 years they believe they can take people to space through a space elevator that they are building. They think it would take around a week to get to space through this robot, in other words, the trip itself is a vacation! :)

NASA recently hosted a competition for this, and that's when LiftPort came to the limelight. They've staked their corporation on this concept which they themselves don't see going live before the next 15 years. So, they see something in it. They are dedicated to building a mass transportation system to open up access to the inner solar system.

Well, I'd definitely do it if it happens on my watch. Enjoy their interview.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow...that's interesting...

2:55 AM  
Blogger Brian Dunbar said...

So, they see something in it.

That or we're just stubborn. Either way thanks for noticing.

Brian Dunbar

6:46 PM  
Blogger Padmanaban Kumar (Paddu @ Just for Kicks) said...

Way to go, Brian!

I was just curious about your cost of capital when you calculate the NPV for these kind of projects - high risk, high return. Should be pretty high when you're discounting your cash flows 15 years back and deciding whether to take up the project or not...

But I love the determination, and the concept, of course!

12:47 AM  

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