TOKYO – A Japanese construction firm claimed yesterday it exercises an extraordinary plan to put tourists in space in 40 years to build a lift as high as 96.000 kilometers (km) or a quarter of the distance of Earth to the moon.
Obayashi Corp. The firm claimed that the lift can be constructed using carbon nanotube technology that is 20 times stronger than steel.
According to the firm’s , the lift can carry up to 30 passengers at a time and moving at a speed of 200 kilometers per hour for a week before stopping at a station at a distance of 36.000 km.Head of the project, Satomi Katsuyama said, travelers will stay at the station while a group of researchers and experts will continue the journey. “Human beings since time immemorial impressed with the high tower. We will build this lift from space and not the Earth,” he said. Although Katsuyama confident the plan would succeed, he has not been set estimated cost, location and financiers to build structure. The firm is building the tallest building in Japan, Tokyo Sky Tree, which is as high as 634 meters. The company’s involvement in building the Dubai Metro in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Studio Universal Osaka, Japan and Australia Stadium used for the Olympics in Sydney.