Space Elevator - Science Fiction or the Future of Mankind?

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*Space Elevator - Science Fiction or the Future of Mankind?*
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George Meyers
George Meyers - преди 3 месеца
Excuse me, I have a question. Maybe you could answer it for me. Say you traveled up in the space elevator, up to the 35000 kilometers. In the way up, gravity would be pushing down because of the upward movement of the elevator. But what would happen when it became stationary at 35000 kilometers, would gravity be the same as in the surface of the Earth, would you experience weightlessness or would inertia push you outwards, away from the Earth? Thank you.
hi - преди 3 месеца
@Curly Whrly The voice actor is Steve Taylor The guy who founded Kurzgesagt is Philipp Dettmer
Joseph Watkins
Joseph Watkins - преди 3 месеца
@Jake Dedom I think our best bet is to convince people with money that lunar space elevators are worthwhile. Then once this is demonstrated; space exploration will vastly increase.
Jake Dedom
Jake Dedom - преди 3 месеца
Joseph Watkins well now we just have to wait we wait to see what happens and the future will hopefully involve space exploration
Joseph Watkins
Joseph Watkins - преди 3 месеца
Right now it is mainly a question of answering questions. The main issue is is that there is so little we know about the unexpected dangers of outer space exploration. People our doubtful because there is still so little R&D backing. But as we continue to ask more questions, propose more solutions, and stay in the loop I think we might be able to get something worthwhile. Perhaps some online forum, which was specially curated towards uniting the efforts of people globally would suffice.
Christopher Rill
Christopher Rill - преди ден
This video gave me an idea for a new launch system. We could create a really long tether in space with three ports along it; two of equal mass at each end and one in the center. Then we could spin the tether so that the two ends move in a circle very quickly around the center, creating a lot of centripetal acceleration. Then, incoming ships could dock with the center port (either by using AI to dock while rotating, or by adding a component to the center that rotates with the same RPM, but in the opposite direction as the tether, as to be stationary compared to an incoming ship), and passengers could take an elevator to the end, board a ship, and then disconnect themselves from the end, to be flung out into space. This would again require an extremely strong material for the tether, but if placed in GTO near a space elevator, you could potentially travel to anywhere in the Solar System with burning a single drop of rocket fuel. If we got really good at it, we could have ships coming in from different planets be "caught" in one of the end ports, without having to burn any fuel slowing down, and the passengers could ride down the tether to the center, take a short flight to the space elevator, all without ever burning fuel.
Christopher Rill
Christopher Rill - преди ден
Furthermore, if we add individual ports at different distances along the tether, we could "throw" ships at different speeds, depending on the destination. If we set up a tether at every planet, with each tether having ports for every other planet, we could sling ourselves around the Solar System without ever needing to burn fuel.
xaveirxx224 - преди 4 дни
If u launch from space the heat would destroy the rope re entry is a problem
Biff the Destroyer of Worlds
Biff the Destroyer of Worlds - преди 5 дни
Imagine spending years learning about physics just so you can learn how to miss a planet
j everett
j everett - преди 7 дни
There may be a material strong enough for a space elevator. It's called starlite and is the strongest polymer but the guy who invented it was paranoid about it becoming a weapon so he never revealed how it is made.
Sofa Overlord
Sofa Overlord - преди 9 дни
Tthe biggest challenge is cleaning up Earth's Atmosphere, ACHTUALLY.
TrackFocused - преди 10 дни
Does it have to be a rope? Couldn't you just build a really tall metal pole that the elevator slides inside of? Like, in CoD: Infinite Warfare, there was a cutscenes where a similar design is presented.
Miguell George
Miguell George - преди 10 дни
Lol in the beginning of the video one of the birds said “wanna get high”
SamiDaDerp has an unhealthy obsession with Kirby
*# h e l p*
Costi C
Costi C - преди 12 дни
4:50 Only a Sith deals in absolutes
Stryfe72 - преди 14 дни
Pretty sure Halo 5 had one of these
Erik Luceno
Erik Luceno - преди 15 дни
“Here are some more videos in case you need to procrastinate more” shit have you been talking to my FBI agent?
NoHaxJustXmod -
NoHaxJustXmod - - преди 17 дни
I thought this was a new video, turns out it was 3 years ago
K Pounder
K Pounder - преди 17 дни
4:53 “For these reasons some experts have proposed first building a space elevator on the Moon”
The Moon: Why do I hear boss music?
تاج راسي
تاج راسي - преди 18 дни
فديواتك جميله
Jay TheHulk Moeller
Jay TheHulk Moeller - преди 19 дни
Its hard..........

...To get to space
Simon Bodega
Simon Bodega - преди 20 дни
I love how the only tag is help.
Str8DV8 - преди 21 ден
Let's hope our civilization never becomes like _the Expanse_ : Space faring, but constantly fighting wars for limited resources.
Peridot the gamer
Peridot the gamer - преди 22 дни
Me: sees x-wing and clicks
Also me: LOVE IT
Aàrohan YT
Aàrohan YT - преди 24 дни
Anywhere door 🤣🤣🤣🤣
jerick shoo
jerick shoo - преди 25 дни
Just build it in the South pole
carpathian gaming
carpathian gaming - преди 26 дни
So we make the star wars galaxy real
Wilfred Rainey
Wilfred Rainey - преди 26 дни
Awesome quote, strong with this one is the force.
Marcus Surendorff
Marcus Surendorff - преди 26 дни
Why was the immune system app and book never finished?
David Anthony
David Anthony - преди 26 дни
We already have UFO technology that will render this idea unnecessary. Just wait and see.
Damian 013
Damian 013 - преди 27 дни
That's the slingshot from angry birds in 0:04
10,000 subs with no vids
10,000 subs with no vids - преди 27 дни

Could not find file 'not sick humans.exe' due to radiation

Builder: 'oops lemme unnail that'
Entire elevator: *crashes down*
Noobmansuperstarboy - преди 29 дни
Euruseans might get mad at this
Baconnoobolo - преди месец
What if ur on the elevator and u have to take a big sh**
Daisy DU
Daisy DU - преди месец
Who’s here after skyhook?
William Faber
William Faber - преди месец
Things like this will never be built as long as there are terrorists in our solar system.
William Faber
William Faber - преди месец
Why not power the tether? Like a space trolley car...
IsTethys - преди месец
is there a place I can downlaoad that thumbnail? That looks like a sick Wallpaper!
Bryan Karlsson
Bryan Karlsson - преди месец
you have a lot of grammar mistakes. please double-check, then recheck, then retype everything by adding periods and commas to make it look better. or you can just use Grammarly.
That one guy on youtube
That one guy on youtube - преди месец
Just like HALO
dragonweezle - преди месец
Mage 2, cleared to engage
Maria Bart
Maria Bart - преди месец
There should also be the question, were to build the anchor on the earth - in the sea, on the mountains or on flat land? Also the tether/anchor has to withstand earthquakes, tidal waves, things like tornados and don't forget humanity itself - like some terrorist attacks.
I wonder if there will be a time, when mankind is not a potential threat to the progression of said mankind.
Andrew and The Art of Piano
Andrew and The Art of Piano - преди месец
no one:

Kurzgesagt: 6:26
68 Rumble Bee
68 Rumble Bee - преди месец
Remember What Happened To The Space Elevator In Halo 3: ODST?
68 Rumble Bee
68 Rumble Bee - преди месец
Are You Sure You Want To Go To LV-223 Or Jakku. Unless Your Into Being Captured And Bred By Xenos Or Deserts Then Yeah You’d Be.
Giacomo Sorbi
Giacomo Sorbi - преди месец
Ah, done a bit more than 3 years ago and already the costs of sending stuff to space became 1/10, thanks to spaceX.
robotic dude
robotic dude - преди месец
what if the tether wasn't just a graphene rope and instead was a thicker sky scraper sort of thing. then the strength would be much stronger and could withstand more of everything
Sam eena
Sam eena - преди месец
the spaceships at the begining are star wars, I:o(yawn)
trashy10 - преди месец
who would of thought a space elevator will become a money pit
Luis Murrell
Luis Murrell - преди месец
Why does the climber need several days to get to the top? Can it be powered like an electric train or trolley and go much faster once it's outside the atmosphere?
Samuel Stevens
Samuel Stevens - преди месец
Salamanka - преди месец
@Elon Musk
theking4craftPT - преди месец
what happens if it get out of order ;-;
amalendu barik
amalendu barik - преди месец
You are truly a Star Wars fan
Valhalla - преди месец
You would think people would help and make this stuff free because they might make it to space oneday
Ami Sugar
Ami Sugar - преди месец
Muntaj Gill
Muntaj Gill - преди месец
Why does this video have the tag, “help”
I am kind of worried...
jayvhon calma
jayvhon calma - преди месец
5:12 *Uh......*
Charles Peklenk
Charles Peklenk - преди месец
1:23: "Antering hyperspace". XD
986Black - преди месец
Great animation, really ejoyed it. Thank you.
Raiyan Basher
Raiyan Basher - преди месец
Boba fetts jetpack
《Viper》 - преди месец
Osea or Eurasia made the space elevator!
iMiraZuke - преди месец
4:16 SCV READY!!!
Jacookie - преди месец
We could never build one of these due to space debris alone.
Fl D 0 L F
Fl D 0 L F - преди месец
Space Yeeter was more conventional