Canadian company Thoth Technology is building the first bridge to heaven: 12-mile high space elevator, according to their recent declarations. The massive construction is supposed to ease space travel for astronauts and tourists, alike.
The inventor of the patent and the founder of the Ontario-based company, Brendan Quine, has closely studied the possibility of constructing the space elevator. He takes great confidence in his project and is, in fact, convinced that its fabrication could be achieved in five years.
According to his official declarations, the space lift will be precisely 12.4-mile high and will weigh approximately 500,000 tons. Once built, the bridge to heaven will work as a docking platform for commercial space planes and NASA space ships.
Although its construction has been estimated at $5 billion, Quine is convinced that the elevator will reduce the cost of space flights in the low Earth orbit by 30 percent. Launching space rockets is extremely costly; a traditional rocket launch is depriving the space administration of $250 million, whereas commercial flights offered by aerospace companies amount to $61.2 million.
The blueprint of the invention guarantees the transportation of a 10-ton cargo with the help of the elevator. In addition, passengers can reach the top of the amazingly high construction in just 60 minutes, given that the lift travels with 7 miles per hour.
Quine has to go through two stages to build his invention, the company has further stated. The engineer has to build a 0.9-mile tall lift to prove that the project is functional and safe, most of all. Only then, will the 12.4-mile elevator see its construction, experts have concluded.
The news that the Canadian company aims to build the enormous tower has been regarded with skepticism by many online users. The majority of them have mocked the project saying that the money requested for the construction of the monstrous building would, in fact, suffice for all the space rocket launches to come. Other Internet users have stated that the construction is not possible, arguing that its instability will cause its collapse.
The inventor of the patent is determined to bring the establishment of the tower to a successful conclusion. He further hopes to inspire other engineers to build space hotels and restaurants for tourists.
Whether it will work or not, we have strong reasons to believe that Quine’s architecture plan has just provided National Geographic with enough material for a full Megastructures season.
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