A space elevator could lift people (and materials) from Earth’s surface into orbit



Joseph N. Pelton : professor
"Such an elevator would prove especially useful if a lunar or space colony is built. Once in orbit, gravitational pull is 560 times less. People could exit the elevator and fly to the Moon, Mars, or other destinations via very-low-thrust, high-efficiency propulsion systems."


The Futurist Magazine


http://www.wfs.org/Forecasts_From_The_Futurist_Magazine