Ran across an exciting video that connects directly with Mike.Sierra.Echo – our space elevator future is getting closer! Anton Petrov runs What Da Math on Youtube, and he explains science, math or other complicated topics using simulations, video games and easy to understand words. Naturally, this makes him the perfect person to explain a complex topic like space elevators to anyone you’re close to. Take a look:
What makes this video especially important is the update on the cable. Skip to here if you want to get to the discussion about the space elevator cable problem that we have to solve. There are a number of technologies that must exist if we plan to get a space elevator. Mike.Sierra.Echo discusses technologies in a world where we’ve already solved those problems. We’re not there, yet – but we can be very soon!
According to the International Space Elevator Consortium, “Space Elevators are the Green Road to Space” and “Space Elevators are the Transportation Story of the 21st Century” are the last two studies with focus on heavy cargo movement to GEO and the planets, in a green manner. I’ve mined their data extensively for MSE and it’s wonderful to see how beautiful a space elevator-enabled future will be for mankind in general. When you get to the second half of the book and we start talking about Galactic Harbors, you’ll see some cool information referenced that comes directly from the ISEC.
I’m jazzed to see this happening in real time – I hope you are, too! Let’s see how the Space Elevator develops – maybe we’ll be riding on one together very soon!
PS – do you like the picture at the top of this article? I made it in Midjourney – you can download it as a wallpaper if you need a new one.