Otis Says Space Elevator Feasible SpaceDaily

Otis Elevator says it has “the right stuff” to help NASA achieve its dream of building a space elevator. In an August report, NASA first detailed the concept of building a space elevator that would hum along a thin diamond fiber and extend 22,000 miles above the earth’s equator to a point in space known as “geosynchronous orbit.” John Thackrah, vice president of engineering for the world’s leading elevator company, said that based on Otis’ current capabilities for creating transportation systems for skyscrapers several miles high, a space elevator may be more fact than fantasy.