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  4 weeks 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  4 weeks 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  4 weeks 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  4 weeks 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

  • Hans Peters
    Hans Peters  3 days back

    Humanity has become so sick.

    • BMist4ke RC
      BMist4ke RC  4 days back

      Ace combat 7 in a nutshell

      • Aditya Bairathi
        Aditya Bairathi  4 days back

        I feel personally attacked @6:28

        • Quan Le
          Quan Le  7 days back

          3:40 how about nano carbon ?

          • A Random weeb
            A Random weeb  7 days back

            Let's hope someone tries hitting it with a plane

            • Huzaifah Ahmed
              Huzaifah Ahmed  1 weeks back

              Scientists have proposed making the tether out of carbon nanotubes, strongest Nano material we have ( I think)

              • Turtle Shell
                Turtle Shell  1 weeks back

                "Wanna get high" 0:35

                • Stephen Hensey
                  Stephen Hensey  1 weeks back

                  i liked the hitchhikers guide references with the house and bulldozer and dude in a bathrobe drinking tea falling towards something but missing

                  • Hector
                    Hector  1 weeks back

                    your mom so fat she broke the space elevator

                    • Cristián Paris
                      Cristián Paris  2 weeks back

                      Born too soon to see such marvels, but too late to not dream about them...

                      • Polarity
                        Polarity  2 weeks back

                        Kami’s lookout

                        • Austin Beattie
                          Austin Beattie  2 weeks back

                          At 3:20 it said mars enterprise Vulcan jakku andromeda

                          • Jack anderson
                            Jack anderson  2 weeks back

                            “You have to become an astronaut”……”or a billionaire” *cough*cough* Elon Musk *cough*cough*

                            • Dane Seaman
                              Dane Seaman  2 weeks back

                              I love this channel. I really do.

                              • SuperHeavyXD
                                SuperHeavyXD  3 weeks back

                                Oh this sounds so cool! I love space!
                                Oh that's so cool, so cool! My computer can't handle the rendering!
                                Get the reference?

                                • lets draw
                                  lets draw  3 weeks back

                                  Space elevator in repair pls use the stairs

                                  • Leon Kuzmin
                                    Leon Kuzmin  3 weeks back

                                    Ima nut in your shell

                                    • JaGuaR
                                      JaGuaR  3 weeks back

                                      If you need to procrastinate more....I feel personally attacked.

                                      • Javier Rodriguez
                                        Javier Rodriguez  3 weeks back

                                        What would the teather be made out of

                                        • Yankee Gohome
                                          Yankee Gohome  3 weeks back

                                          Not that it be any significant amount, but using a space elevator to bring stuff into space will slow the earth's rotation down. Except if all the stuff you brought up will eventually be brought down with the space elevator, or at least the mass of all the stuff brought up equals the mass of stuff brought down.

                                          • Nicolas Flores
                                            Nicolas Flores  3 weeks back

                                            I liked the quote

                                            • prilep5
                                              prilep5  4 weeks back

                                              Moon elevator it’s great idea

                                              • DreamBoii !
                                                DreamBoii !  4 weeks back

                                                this elevator really need a vibranium

                                                • Darren Hartanto
                                                  Darren Hartanto  4 weeks back

                                                  This video makes OSEAN build space elevator.

                                                  • AstralWither
                                                    AstralWither  4 weeks back

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

                                                    • WillemRWD
                                                      WillemRWD  4 weeks back

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

                                                      • Isaac Gonzalez
                                                        Isaac Gonzalez  4 weeks back


                                                        • Brick By Brick
                                                          Brick By Brick  4 weeks back

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

                                                          • Lucas Young
                                                            Lucas Young  4 weeks 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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  1 months back

                                                                        LV 223 NO....

                                                                        • C. McMenemy
                                                                          C. McMenemy  1 months 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  1 months 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  1 months 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  1 months back

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

                                                                              • Void Skeleton
                                                                                Void Skeleton  1 months back

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

                                                                                • Shing Fung Chan
                                                                                  Shing Fung Chan  1 months back

                                                                                  Use graphene for the tether

                                                                                  • Sim Suil
                                                                                    Sim Suil  1 months back

                                                                                    0:18 imperial ti-fighters to the left xdd

                                                                                    • Cheeseburger Monkey
                                                                                      Cheeseburger Monkey  1 months 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  1 months back

                                                                                        3:33 what about _strange matter_

                                                                                        • Thunderbolt
                                                                                          Thunderbolt  1 months 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  2 months back

                                                                                            Did anyone see the yin yang ball

                                                                                            • Legend Gamer
                                                                                              Legend Gamer  2 months back

                                                                                              Don’t do it