A carbon-nanotube elevator to the stars. It's funny to me sometimes what is considered legitimate enough for government -- or NASA -- funding and what is not. I say more power to Liftport. I'll be on the ... second ... elevator outta here. Here's a RealOne Player link to an Associated Press video on the nanotube elevator plan.
Davd Barry sends up the space elevator
Stairway to Heaven
The goal is elevation