Space Elevator – Science Fiction or the Future of Mankind?

  • Published: 08 April 2016
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    So. Space elevators. Are they are thing that we should talk about?

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    *Space Elevator – Science Fiction or the Future of Mankind?*

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    • svenm sandity
      svenm sandity  1 days back

      @Prof. Scheere wont work no matter how you want to swing that even such a device would be too weak to make a skyscraper out of to touch space little alone make a wire into space and the moon doesnt rotate perfectly with earth so basically you would more likely fuck up earths orbit launching us both off some random course next if you could do it with no issues as in thrust systems built into the moon and it didnt shatter apart because of how unstable the moon has been acting with its quakes you still have to content with what nation gets it a hyperloop tho pointed into the sky connected to a space station set at the same speed as earths orbit is honestly our best bet because we cant even make a single skyscrapper all that big alone some hyperloop/wire it would take some real ingenuity to come up with a good idea even the best graphite sheet we can make right now still wouldnt work it would require something to hold part of the weight like a space station no material that we are utilizing has shown the perfection you think might come from some a mixture and that one has been around for almost 100 years now overall i cant see it working nor our best carbon fiber rope est

    • Prof. Scheere
      Prof. Scheere  1 days back

      @svenm sandity i was saying if you build the cable out of teflon for the moons space elevator this doesnt really prove that the cable made out of diamond nano fibers for earths space elevator will work. You should use the same material for both. What do you think?

    • svenm sandity
      svenm sandity  2 days back

      @Prof. Scheere no one said anything about the moon but at this point why bother we can leave the earths atmosphere under the power of nasa new megapower fission reactor the only point a space elevator is to send resources we gather in space to earth

    • Prof. Scheere
      Prof. Scheere  2 days back

      Why would you build the one on the moon out of something youre not going to use on the main one? Might as well build it out of string

  • Nicolas Flores
    Nicolas Flores  11 hours back

    I liked the quote

    • prilep5
      prilep5  1 days back

      Moon elevator it’s great idea

      • DreamBoii !
        DreamBoii !  2 days back

        this elevator really need a vibranium

        • Darren Hartanto
          Darren Hartanto  3 days back

          This video makes OSEAN build space elevator.

          • AstralWither
            AstralWither  4 days back

            what about in the elevator's tether got hit by a satellite or space junk? just saying.

            • WillemRWD
              WillemRWD  5 days back

              The first time that there's a screen full of spaceships but not a TARDIS. :D

              • Isaac Gonzalez
                Isaac Gonzalez  6 days back


                • Brick By Brick
                  Brick By Brick  6 days back

                  3:20 why does everyone want to go back to jakku?

                  • Lucas Young
                    Lucas Young  7 days back

                    I've always wondered- why don't you just send the power for the climber up through the cable. I mean, it's going to be a long metal string. Is there any reason you can't design it to carry charge?

                    • gloriousholy
                      gloriousholy  1 weeks back

                      Ummm... If you pull on the tether, aren’t you tugging the counterweight, and slowly it will drift back towards earth? Wont you need thrust at the counterweight just to counteract the tug from the elevator? I always thought a space elevator had to be a rigid structure, which transfers the momentum of the elevator into the earth.

                      • Lil Science Nerd
                        Lil Science Nerd  1 weeks back

                        just want to say, whoever made this channel is amazing ive learned a lot from it, specially i do love science! thank u! love u!!!

                        • Tlot Pwist
                          Tlot Pwist  1 weeks back

                          Reminds me of a sci fi book set on Mars where mankind built such an elevator.
                          Something causes the top platform to blow and the whole tube crashes around the planet in cataclysmic fashion

                          • DustyTheDog
                            DustyTheDog  1 weeks back

                            I think it's a terrible idea. Earth doesn't sit on a perfect upright axis and is also not perfectly spherical. A giant arm extending thousands of km from the surface would very likely throw off rotation, and maybe even orbit. Think about why a diver or gymnast extends their legs after flips; to slow them down.

                            • Edward Dizon
                              Edward Dizon  1 weeks back

                              this might sound dumb, but if we pull ourselves up, the elevator counterweight goes down. So we will still need to use thrusters to keep the counterweight up there right?

                              • 科學發明家瘋狂
                                科學發明家瘋狂  2 weeks back

                                LV 223 NO....

                                • C. McMenemy
                                  C. McMenemy  2 weeks back

                                  I feel like, as the Earth spins one way, then the elevator will bend the other way. and snap. what about building it right on one of the poles? then it can spin around as little and as slowly as possible

                                  • Micaiah Weaver
                                    Micaiah Weaver  2 weeks back

                                    Due to the conductivity of Carbon Nano tubes could a similar system two that of a train set be used in which the cable itself carries power from the ground?

                                    • Tanja Mueller
                                      Tanja Mueller  2 weeks back

                                      couldn’t you build an elevator to the moon, it would be esear to travel there by elevator or maby we could even build an elevator to mars

                                    • Daniel Lewis
                                      Daniel Lewis  2 weeks back

                                      I think the sheer coolness of a space elevator is enough reason to build it.

                                      • Void Skeleton
                                        Void Skeleton  2 weeks back

                                        Building a space elevator is difficult. Why not build a dyson sphere instead?

                                        • Shing Fung Chan
                                          Shing Fung Chan  2 weeks back

                                          Use graphene for the tether

                                          • Sim Suil
                                            Sim Suil  2 weeks back

                                            0:18 imperial ti-fighters to the left xdd

                                            • Cheeseburger Monkey
                                              Cheeseburger Monkey  3 weeks back

                                              C A N Y O U A N T E R H Y P E R S P A C E ? ?

                                              • Cheeseburger Monkey
                                                Cheeseburger Monkey  3 weeks back

                                                3:33 what about _strange matter_

                                                • Thunderbolt
                                                  Thunderbolt  3 weeks back

                                                  Another way to power the climber: The tether is a power line as well... So we need the material to be conductive

                                                  • Dingo Days
                                                    Dingo Days  3 weeks back

                                                    Did anyone see the yin yang ball

                                                    • Legend Gamer
                                                      Legend Gamer  3 weeks back

                                                      Don’t do it

                                                      • SamPie
                                                        SamPie  4 weeks back

                                                        we should invest more money on saving the earth from climate change instead of a... "space elevator"

                                                        • ISAAC CLARKE MARKER
                                                          ISAAC CLARKE MARKER  4 weeks back

                                                          Lol No one cares about the Bullshit climate change we want to go into space

                                                      • Electric M /Element Yourself

                                                        I have a solution to make a spaceship faster. When the spaceship launch and aalready out of the earth then let the spaceship orbit the earth then when it fast enought the ship go out of the orbit and it will trevel faster 👌

                                                        • poop poop
                                                          poop poop  4 weeks back

                                                          A space elevator from earth to the moon

                                                          • ISAAC CLARKE MARKER
                                                            ISAAC CLARKE MARKER  4 weeks back

                                                            It Will be Discontinued and cause a disaster because the earth's rotation is faster than the moon

                                                          • ISAAC CLARKE MARKER
                                                            ISAAC CLARKE MARKER  4 weeks back

                                                            It does not work that way

                                                        • Brandon Maves
                                                          Brandon Maves  4 weeks back

                                                          I am watching this in VR, what are the chances 3:23

                                                          • Ghost Company2.0
                                                            Ghost Company2.0  4 weeks back

                                                            I love how you included Yoda's theme at 4:45

                                                            • Mr Human
                                                              Mr Human  4 weeks back

                                                              hello there

                                                              • Brian Mo
                                                                Brian Mo  4 weeks back

                                                                just remember that space elevators are big targets for terrorists. but then again all you need to protect it is to put in 2 giant drone carrier drones with lasers and energy shields and a really bad firewall.

                                                                • ISAAC CLARKE MARKER
                                                                  ISAAC CLARKE MARKER  4 weeks back

                                                                  It is easy bomb Muslims with nuclear weapons
                                                                  And Mecca and the Medina in particular
                                                                  And There will be no risk of a terrorist attack
                                                                  Because There will be Muhammadis dogs who will dot

                                                              • SteveAkaGoatpile
                                                                SteveAkaGoatpile  4 weeks back

                                                                can you imagine standing on the ship, and looking up to this black bar reaching into the sky. and no matter how high you looked you couldn't see the end. you could be thousands of kilometers away, well past the curvature of the earth, and with a telescope you could see the cable.

                                                                • cygna6
                                                                  cygna6  4 weeks back

                                                                  At the top ...Fire in the elevator...Please take stairs

                                                                  • TritanicWolf
                                                                    TritanicWolf  4 weeks back

                                                                    References are awesome.

                                                                    • Pink Mal
                                                                      Pink Mal  4 weeks back

                                                                      3:19 startrek refferance

                                                                      • preben ølkær
                                                                        preben ølkær  4 weeks back

                                                                        idiot :D

                                                                        • Robert Perone
                                                                          Robert Perone  1 months back

                                                                          Cool thought but I would rather see a huge vacuum to suck out the carbon emissions to eliminate Global warming

                                                                          • DEMON XD
                                                                            DEMON XD  4 weeks back

                                                                            Rainforest: *AM I A JOKE TO YOU!?*

                                                                        • Mind Gear
                                                                          Mind Gear  1 months back

                                                                          Why not hellevator?

                                                                          • mr.kitloin
                                                                            mr.kitloin  1 months back

                                                                            6:27 *THEY KNEW*

                                                                            • Pakifilms
                                                                              Pakifilms  1 months back

                                                                              Vincent Harling has joined the server

                                                                              • Brian Mo
                                                                                Brian Mo  4 weeks back

                                                                                a bunch of drones have joined the server

                                                                            • Marshall Eastwood
                                                                              Marshall Eastwood  1 months back

                                                                              What about plasma chord.

                                                                              • Jey Wulf
                                                                                Jey Wulf  1 months back

                                                                                Everyone's asking about the elevator music, but i'm asking about all the star wars references

                                                                                • Sami Rehan Chaudhry
                                                                                  Sami Rehan Chaudhry  1 months back

                                                                                  I know this is a stupid idea but why not use spider silk for the tether. It's seems dumb (probably is) but I think it's stronger than steel depending on how thick it is and it's very flexable. Just an idea

                                                                                  • Space Husk
                                                                                    Space Husk  1 months back

                                                                                    It will be like Korins tower