This Technology Could Change Space Exploration Forever

And could be this generation’s greatest gift to the world

Ella Alderson
Jun 12 · 6 min read
Artwork of a space elevator ferrying people as it ascends through the planet’s atmosphere. Image by Glenn Clovis.

What is the single biggest obstacle facing space exploration today? What is the one thing preventing us from setting up sprawling settlements, venturing farther into the Solar System, and opening up the universe not only to the ultra-rich, but to all of us with a desire to…