Will we see a Space Elevator in our lifetimes?
It seems like the best theory we aren’t currently exploring.
Rockets require tremendous amounts of fuel and energy just to get out of our atmosphere. It’s incredibly inefficient.
If the Space Elevator works as is theorized, it could be a permanent gateway from Earth to outer space and opens a lot of doors which could lead to momentous breakthroughs in astronomy and deep space exploration. We’re talking “2001: A Space Odyssey” types of breakthroughs, except without psychedelic monoliths or artificial intelligence gone awry.