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
- L. E. GantLv 75 months agoFavorite Answer
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
- Adullah MLv 75 months ago
Because human being has not yet enough technology and budget to build one of it.
- ChristopherLv 55 months ago
Good point there buddy
- Ronald 7Lv 75 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 SpaceSource(s): Apupo !!!!
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- robert2020Lv 65 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.
- PoseidonLv 75 months ago
My question to you is:
When will you develop a brain?
- nineteenthlyLv 75 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.
- daniel gLv 75 months ago
Clear your elevator never gets past first floor.
- AthenaLv 75 months ago
The torque required to maintain a theater that long is beyond our abilities right now.
- USAFisnumber1Lv 75 months ago
No structural material or cable is strong enough for it to work. Maybe nanotubes will do it, but not yet.