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This space elevator will comprise a cabin that is specially developed to hold 30 passengers who will then be hoisted upwards toward the heavens along a cable made from carbon nanotubes, a material that boasts 20 times the strength of steel. It will take around a week’s time in the cabin to travel the estimated 36,000 kilometers required to arrive at the terminal station – assuming one zips along at 200kmh, of course. The entire elevator will run 96,000 kilometers, and fret not about disappearing into space as it will remain secured to a departure platform that is firmly located on the ground. A week’s selection of elevator music ought to be the bare minimum, otherwise you might just go nuts!