LiftPort Startup Plans Space Elevator On The Moon
According to Michael Laine, LiftPort’s founder, it’s easier to build from the moon tether than the Earth tether. But before the Lunar Elevator portion of the project gets underway, LiftPort is undertaking an experiment that doubles as training for the LiftPort team’s new members: Build a test platform with high-altitude balloons and create a robot that can climb 2 kilometers to the platform.
That’s the project being funded by initially by Kickstarter, and it’s already passed the goal of $8,000. In fact, the project is sitting at more than $21,900 with 15 days to go. If you want to get in on the action, check out the rewards at KickStarter.