"To boldly go where no man has gone before. . ."
Japanese space elevator shuttling passengers 36,000 kilometers above the Earth by 2050
"Last year it crashed and burned, but this time Morpheus lander aced its first successful untethered flight on a jet of fire climbed 15 metres above a launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Tuesday, 10 Dec 2014. Designed to be a test bed for future lunar, asteroid and planetary cargo lander designs, the liquid oxygen and methane-powered spacecraft then hovered and nudged itself sideways before landing 7.5 metres from where it took off – missing a target by just 15 centimeters."