NASA “Space Elevator” (2005) (© NASA/www.wikipedia.org)

NASA “Space Elevator” (2005) (© NASA/www.wikipedia.org)

NASA “Space Elevator” (2005) (© NASA/www.wikipedia.org)

ARTIST RAWLING, PAT CONCEPT OF A SPACE ELEVATOR VIEWED FROM THE GEOSTATIONARY TRANSFER STATION LOOKING DOWN ALONG THE LENGTH OF THE ELEVATOR TOWARD EARTH.