Space elevator

The Japanese decided to realize the vision of the creators of science fiction that has a chance in the future to revolutionize traveling in space! The concept of a space elevator for years fascinates. Although until recently it seemed to be only a dream, thanks to the advanced technology of the Japanese plans can succeed. A team of researchers from the University of Shizuoka will launch a small satellite STARS-C. On board will be two modules connected by a hundred meter long rope made of extremely durable Kevlar. Combined modules will then be fired through the International Space Station in space, so that the researchers will test the strength of the links in space and will explore the possibility of using it as a space elevator cable boom.