SYSTEMS: Every so often you get "what on earth?" bit of future technology-type news. Except this latest effort from a Japanese company is beyond earth... literally. Forget Richard Branson and his "space tourism" idea, this piece of galactic transportation is apparently just 35 or so years away. Going up" Read more on Tech Times.
Japanese construction firm Obayashi Corporation promises to build a space elevator by 2050, one which will be able to take people and cargo to space.
Obayashi reveals that the elevator's journey will be 96,000 kilometers, or about 59,651 miles.
The company estimates that the elevator will be able to complete its journey from the Earth to the space station that will be its anchor in about seven days, and vice versa.
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