Going up, waaayyy up: Space elevator envisioned The Albuquerque Tribune

Forget about the noisy, showy rocket-to-the-moon events in the 1960s and ’70s. A small band of Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists thinks the next giant leap for mankind is to build an elevator that reaches 62,000 miles into the sky. “The first country that owns the space elevator will own space,” said Bryan Laubscher, a lab scientist. “I believe that, and I think Los Alamos should be involved in making that happen.”