Space Elevator - Science Fiction or the Future of Mankind?

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    So. Space elevators. Are they are thing that we should talk about?

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    • svenm sandity
      svenm sandity  19 dias atrás

      @[AIMS] :Ignited: Thats retarded most comments dont get any likes videos get likes

      • [AIMS] :Ignited:
        [AIMS] :Ignited:  19 dias atrás

        I like how this doesn’t even have 100 likes Xd

        • svenm sandity
          svenm sandity  Mês atrás

          @Prof. Scheere wont work no matter how you want to swing that even such a device would be too weak to make a skyscraper out of to touch space little alone make a wire into space and the moon doesnt rotate perfectly with earth so basically you would more likely fuck up earths orbit launching us both off some random course next if you could do it with no issues as in thrust systems built into the moon and it didnt shatter apart because of how unstable the moon has been acting with its quakes you still have to content with what nation gets it a hyperloop tho pointed into the sky connected to a space station set at the same speed as earths orbit is honestly our best bet because we cant even make a single skyscrapper all that big alone some hyperloop/wire it would take some real ingenuity to come up with a good idea even the best graphite sheet we can make right now still wouldnt work it would require something to hold part of the weight like a space station no material that we are utilizing has shown the perfection you think might come from some a mixture and that one has been around for almost 100 years now overall i cant see it working nor our best carbon fiber rope est

          • Prof. Scheere
            Prof. Scheere  Mês atrás

            @svenm sandity i was saying if you build the cable out of teflon for the moons space elevator this doesnt really prove that the cable made out of diamond nano fibers for earths space elevator will work. You should use the same material for both. What do you think?

            • svenm sandity
              svenm sandity  Mês atrás

              @Prof. Scheere no one said anything about the moon but at this point why bother we can leave the earths atmosphere under the power of nasa new megapower fission reactor the only point a space elevator is to send resources we gather in space to earth

              • JasperEdits
                JasperEdits  46 minutos atrás

                Geez the old Kurzgesagt intro, I love all of them.

                • Grant Erickson
                  Grant Erickson  Dia atrás

                  Sorry, the materials mentioned can barely support their own weight at that length, let alone act as cables supporting the full structure of the elevator. Even carbon nanotubes that we can somehow build to be thousands of kilometers long (currently limited to mere centimeters) wouldn’t have sufficient tensile strength. We’re likely multiple centuries from this even being possible, let alone economically sensible (the whole reason to use this instead of rockets in the first place) This channel is 95% pop science discussion and may do more damage to science than if it didn’t exist at all. Fuel depots and in situ resource use is the future, not trying to move silly amounts of material off of earth. You can’t violate the laws of thermodynamics, and energy requirements for lifting someone to orbit (or further) has theoretical limits

                  • Yung Stallion
                    Yung Stallion  Dia atrás

                    I see you’re Star Wars fans

                    • God Awful Content
                      God Awful Content  Dia atrás

                      Lol just use magnets

                      • Bady89
                        Bady89  2 dias atrás

                        With that Elevator you could send every toxic or nuclear waste we don´t want on the earth anymore on a Long trip into the void. Just for that reason , it´s worth it.

                        • Tinevimbo Chizema
                          Tinevimbo Chizema  2 dias atrás

                          what if copied this video

                          • M H
                            M H  2 dias atrás

                            Antering hyperspace lol

                            • Lucas Briddle
                              Lucas Briddle  2 dias atrás

                              antering hyperspace

                              • Zak Sharaz
                                Zak Sharaz  2 dias atrás

                                0:34 Waittt but doesn't that mean people can just drink to get into space

                                • Enceladus saturn's son
                                  Enceladus saturn's son  3 dias atrás

                                  "here is more videos if you want to procastinate more" wht why i'm being attacked in this day...

                                  • Kevin Dad
                                    Kevin Dad  3 dias atrás

                                    we'll get a dyson sphere before one of these i bet and that'll be the biggest structure ever built unless we use the mirror model. and even then it still probably will be the biggest structure.

                                    • 暴君·特拉
                                      暴君·特拉  3 dias atrás

                                      4:27 godzilla? 4:36 camera?

                                      • Mattagast
                                        Mattagast  4 dias atrás

                                        Why not have superconducting threads in the elevator strand itself to transmit power to the elevator vehicles?

                                        • Ian Erickson
                                          Ian Erickson  4 dias atrás

                                          Who watches these videos to fall asleep each night.

                                          • Lana Joy
                                            Lana Joy  4 dias atrás

                                            You’re half way to the moon when some asteroid comes and wipes your ass out. The last thing you hear before taking your last breath... “We’re no strangers to love”. Before you can curse this foolery, you die

                                            • Respectful GT
                                              Respectful GT  5 dias atrás

                                              0:33 WANNA GET HIGH? I dont see any more birds so yes i do

                                              • Ola Dahl
                                                Ola Dahl  5 dias atrás

                                                Haha was just gonna comment this

                                                • mike smith
                                                  mike smith  5 dias atrás

                                                  This doesn't jive with my flat Earth theory so I'm calling bullshit

                                                  • no name
                                                    no name  6 dias atrás

                                                    Time to Jeff Bezos

                                                    • Jan Krixtian
                                                      Jan Krixtian  6 dias atrás

                                                      I'm from Gundam 00 lol

                                                      • Ebby
                                                        Ebby  6 dias atrás

                                                        Let's not forget it would have to survive saboteurs, which I'd have to say would be a lot less easy to defend from than other things.

                                                        • Gwendal Cardenas Ortiz
                                                          Gwendal Cardenas Ortiz  4 dias atrás

                                                          Thatd be easy to defend against just have a several mile wide exclusion zone multiple checkpoints and the worlds most advanced defenses

                                                          • alisuhail-amanu2
                                                            alisuhail-amanu2  7 dias atrás

                                                            If it breaks or tears apart just use some flex tape

                                                            • aby syril
                                                              aby syril  7 dias atrás

                                                              kurzgesagt in malayalam please

                                                              • Kay Chae
                                                                Kay Chae  8 dias atrás

                                                                thats imposible to conect moon to earth because they both spin

                                                                • Akalion
                                                                  Akalion  6 dias atrás

                                                                  When did anyone suggest that

                                                                  • No Weazels Here
                                                                    No Weazels Here  7 dias atrás

                                                                    Kay Chae Your not a clown your the whole circus

                                                                    • Nikoloz Gachechiladze
                                                                      Nikoloz Gachechiladze  8 dias atrás

                                                                      Your graphics are so impressive, wow, how long does it usually take to make them? :)

                                                                      • Nikoloz Gachechiladze
                                                                        Nikoloz Gachechiladze  6 dias atrás

                                                                        @Akalion haha, true :)

                                                                        • Akalion
                                                                          Akalion  6 dias atrás

                                                                          Oh these graphics suck compared to their new stuff. I think they have a video talking about their process.

                                                                          • No One Knows
                                                                            No One Knows  8 dias atrás

                                                                            If we have not invented the things we need to build the space elevator, how on Earth can you calculate its cost-effectiveness?

                                                                            • Brian Borek
                                                                              Brian Borek  8 dias atrás

                                                                              I'd hit all the different level buttons before I got off😂

                                                                              • Denislav Stanchev
                                                                                Denislav Stanchev  9 dias atrás

                                                                                Most people dont care about space elevators or space or the universe...... just saying.

                                                                                • Akalion
                                                                                  Akalion  6 dias atrás

                                                                                  Most people don't realize that many technologies they can't live without only exist because of space exploration

                                                                                  • Cousin Elroy
                                                                                    Cousin Elroy  10 dias atrás

                                                                                    Hey... How did they know I was procrastinating?

                                                                                    • Will Phoenix
                                                                                      Will Phoenix  11 dias atrás

                                                                                      3:05 Is the whale a Hitchiker's guide to the Galaxy's reference or an SCP reference?

                                                                                      • moni_stylist and master chef Matt

                                                                                        “We are sorry ladies and gentlemen it seems we have to cancel some flights due to severe meteor showers sorry for the inconvenience”

                                                                                        • plainlake
                                                                                          plainlake  13 dias atrás

                                                                                          40 million $ for your car... "Checks year of this video" Now why would anyone send their car out in space?

                                                                                          • Memes n Shet
                                                                                            Memes n Shet  13 dias atrás

                                                                                            3:06 eyyy two Doctor Who easter eggs

                                                                                            • ondatra 238
                                                                                              ondatra 238  13 dias atrás

                                                                                              40 mil for a car... Musk: a small price to pay for salvation

                                                                                              • kyle matchinis
                                                                                                kyle matchinis  15 dias atrás

                                                                                                i love that the animation is like hitchhikers guide to the galaxy....if you try to tell me that you werent inspired by HHGTG then youre flat out full of shit

                                                                                                • This Guy
                                                                                                  This Guy  18 dias atrás

                                                                                                  Asteroids be like: **hits elevator**

                                                                                                  • A Guy
                                                                                                    A Guy  19 dias atrás

                                                                                                    I’m thinking about what to eat today and these guys are thinking of a space elevator

                                                                                                    • Amellia Mendel
                                                                                                      Amellia Mendel  19 dias atrás

                                                                                                      The counterweight would fall

                                                                                                      • Amellia Mendel
                                                                                                        Amellia Mendel  6 dias atrás

                                                                                                        @Akalion It would fall. That is unless you believe in magic. You're forgetting about the most basic concept of mass. The tether itself will weigh how much? Orbit isn't some magical thing. Getting a 6-7 ton satellite to stay in orbit yes, getting a 30 ton counterweight and it's acomponing 300 ton tether to stay in orbit isn't remotely possible. The tether would be 35,786 km or 22236.39 miles high. See there's this thing called gravity. The closer to the earth you are the more gravity there is. At 250 miles up about where iss is gravity is STILL 90% that's why it's got to be falling around the Earth at 4.76 miles a second. So all the tether below 250 miles will weigh pretty much what it would weight on Earth. Also, about that 6 ton satellite in "perfect" orbit that's a myth. A perfectly stable geostationary orbit is not possible. Satellites drift out of this orbit because of perturbations such as the solar wind, radiation pressure, variations in the Earth's gravitational field, and the gravitationaleffect of the Moon and Sun, ect. Thrusters are used to maintain the orbit in a process known as station-keeping which wouldn't be possible on a tether and must assuredly not on a static tether. Sorry, I know it sounds cool, but it would come crashing down to the Earth before it was ever completed.

                                                                                                        • Akalion
                                                                                                          Akalion  6 dias atrás

                                                                                                          Ehm... Mind explaining why something in orbit would just defy the laws of physics and "fall" ?

                                                                                                          • Zerginfestor HOTS
                                                                                                            Zerginfestor HOTS  19 dias atrás

                                                                                                            20 billion? Pfft, let's be real, the price is well over that, most likely even in the trillions. Billions is more like Moon's space elevator.

                                                                                                            • jad hzim
                                                                                                              jad hzim  20 dias atrás

                                                                                                              in this video you know that earth is not a ball and it's flat because a space elevator will brake if the earth is rotating... and makes sense to build a space elevator the flat earth module because it deos not spin

                                                                                                              • ScienceDiscoverer
                                                                                                                ScienceDiscoverer  22 dias atrás

                                                                                                                Alita Battle Angle anyone?

                                                                                                                • Samsung Prime
                                                                                                                  Samsung Prime  22 dias atrás

                                                                                                                  Also rhodium

                                                                                                                  • Jay Park
                                                                                                                    Jay Park  23 dias atrás

                                                                                                                    I think tether can be used as a power cable for Climber.

                                                                                                                    • Mighty Martin
                                                                                                                      Mighty Martin  24 dias atrás

                                                                                                                      "The space elevator will be built about fifty years after everyone stops laughing".

                                                                                                                      • Irodoku Puzzle
                                                                                                                        Irodoku Puzzle  28 dias atrás

                                                                                                                        they made a movie called AD ASTRA featuring Brad Pitt and Tommy Lee Jones

                                                                                                                        • iAdam
                                                                                                                          iAdam  29 dias atrás

                                                                                                                          Kurzgesast has watched too many Star Wars movies recently.

                                                                                                                          • Ilker Baran
                                                                                                                            Ilker Baran  29 dias atrás

                                                                                                                            Dünyaya Yapılması Kesinlikle İmkansız Olucaktır Ama Küçük Astreoitlere Veya Cüce Gezegenlere yapılabilir

                                                                                                                            • Alberto Moras
                                                                                                                              Alberto Moras  29 dias atrás

                                                                                                                              35000km is too much!!! Why this number??? It is possible to orbit just starting from 130km...

                                                                                                                              • Mehmet Dogan
                                                                                                                                Mehmet Dogan  Mês atrás

                                                                                                                                4:00 ahhh forget the elevator we need a BIG and STRONG electromagnetic railgun 🤓🧐

                                                                                                                                • Mehmet Dogan
                                                                                                                                  Mehmet Dogan  Mês atrás

                                                                                                                                  Would the space elevator not affect our earths rotation, mass whatever? It would be partwise in space if i got it right

                                                                                                                                  • Akalion
                                                                                                                                    Akalion  6 dias atrás

                                                                                                                                    It would but it would be completely insignificant

                                                                                                                                    • berni2905
                                                                                                                                      berni2905  Mês atrás

                                                                                                                                      1:59 2016: _Why would anyone want to send their car into space?_ 2018: [Elon Musk entered the chat.]

                                                                                                                                      • Hans Peters
                                                                                                                                        Hans Peters  Mês atrás

                                                                                                                                        Humanity has become so sick.

                                                                                                                                        • BMist4ke RC
                                                                                                                                          BMist4ke RC  Mês atrás

                                                                                                                                          Ace combat 7 in a nutshell

                                                                                                                                          • Aditya Bairathi
                                                                                                                                            Aditya Bairathi  Mês atrás

                                                                                                                                            I feel personally attacked @6:28

                                                                                                                                            • Quan Le
                                                                                                                                              Quan Le  Mês atrás

                                                                                                                                              3:40 how about nano carbon ?

                                                                                                                                              • A Random weeb
                                                                                                                                                A Random weeb  Mês atrás

                                                                                                                                                Let's hope someone tries hitting it with a plane

                                                                                                                                                • Huzaifah Ahmed
                                                                                                                                                  Huzaifah Ahmed  Mês atrás

                                                                                                                                                  Scientists have proposed making the tether out of carbon nanotubes, strongest Nano material we have ( I think)

                                                                                                                                                  • Turtle Shell
                                                                                                                                                    Turtle Shell  Mês atrás

                                                                                                                                                    "Wanna get high" 0:35

                                                                                                                                                    • Stephen Hensey
                                                                                                                                                      Stephen Hensey  Mês atrás

                                                                                                                                                      i liked the hitchhikers guide references with the house and bulldozer and dude in a bathrobe drinking tea falling towards something but missing

                                                                                                                                                      • Dr. Emmett Brown
                                                                                                                                                        Dr. Emmett Brown  Mês atrás

                                                                                                                                                        your mom so fat she broke the space elevator

                                                                                                                                                        • Cristián Paris
                                                                                                                                                          Cristián Paris  Mês atrás

                                                                                                                                                          Born too soon to see such marvels, but too late to not dream about them...

                                                                                                                                                          • Polarity
                                                                                                                                                            Polarity  Mês atrás

                                                                                                                                                            Kami’s lookout

                                                                                                                                                            • Austin Beattie
                                                                                                                                                              Austin Beattie  Mês atrás

                                                                                                                                                              At 3:20 it said mars enterprise Vulcan jakku andromeda

                                                                                                                                                              • Jack anderson
                                                                                                                                                                Jack anderson  Mês atrás

                                                                                                                                                                “You have to become an astronaut”……”or a billionaire” *cough*cough* Elon Musk *cough*cough*

                                                                                                                                                                • Dane Seaman
                                                                                                                                                                  Dane Seaman  Mês atrás

                                                                                                                                                                  I love this channel. I really do.

                                                                                                                                                                  • SuperHeavyXD
                                                                                                                                                                    SuperHeavyXD  Mês atrás

                                                                                                                                                                    Oh this sounds so cool! I love space! Oh that's so cool, so cool! My computer can't handle the rendering! Get the reference?

                                                                                                                                                                    • lets draw
                                                                                                                                                                      lets draw  Mês atrás

                                                                                                                                                                      Space elevator in repair pls use the stairs

                                                                                                                                                                      • Leon Kuzmin
                                                                                                                                                                        Leon Kuzmin  Mês atrás

                                                                                                                                                                        Ima nut in your shell

                                                                                                                                                                        • JaGuaR
                                                                                                                                                                          JaGuaR  Mês atrás

                                                                                                                                                                          If you need to procrastinate more....I feel personally attacked.

                                                                                                                                                                          • Javier Rodriguez
                                                                                                                                                                            Javier Rodriguez  Mês atrás

                                                                                                                                                                            What would the teather be made out of

                                                                                                                                                                            • Yankee Gohome
                                                                                                                                                                              Yankee Gohome  Mês atrás

                                                                                                                                                                              Not that it be any significant amount, but using a space elevator to bring stuff into space will slow the earth's rotation down. Except if all the stuff you brought up will eventually be brought down with the space elevator, or at least the mass of all the stuff brought up equals the mass of stuff brought down.

                                                                                                                                                                              • Nicolas Flores
                                                                                                                                                                                Nicolas Flores  Mês atrás

                                                                                                                                                                                I liked the quote

                                                                                                                                                                                • prilep5
                                                                                                                                                                                  prilep5  Mês atrás

                                                                                                                                                                                  Moon elevator it’s great idea

                                                                                                                                                                                  • DreamBoii !
                                                                                                                                                                                    DreamBoii !  Mês atrás

                                                                                                                                                                                    this elevator really need a vibranium

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Darren Hartanto
                                                                                                                                                                                      Darren Hartanto  Mês atrás

                                                                                                                                                                                      This video makes OSEAN build space elevator.

                                                                                                                                                                                      • John Conner
                                                                                                                                                                                        John Conner  7 dias atrás

                                                                                                                                                                                        Yet what is a nation?

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Arnodi Dihendry
                                                                                                                                                                                          Arnodi Dihendry  19 dias atrás

                                                                                                                                                                                          Hmm... you talk about Ace Combat 7, don't you? The OSEA purposes to built that things because they want to help Usean Continent to grow up.