A Train to Space: All Aboard the 20,000-Mile-Per-Hour Low-Earth-Orbit Express  From the man who brought you magnetic levitation, a concept maglev cannon that could launch a train into space.  All Aboard the Space Train Next stop: low Earth orbit. Startram Today in grandiose space ambitions that would make even Newt Gingrich balk: a $60 billion, 1,000-mile long, 12-mile high, 20,000-miles-per-hour maglev train that starts on the ground and arrives in low Earth orbit. The minds behind the…

A Train to Space: All Aboard the 20,000-Mile-Per-Hour Low-Earth-Orbit Express From the man who brought you magnetic levitation, a concept maglev cannon that could launch a train into space. All Aboard the Space Train Next stop: low Earth orbit. Startram Today in grandiose space ambitions that would make even Newt Gingrich balk: a $60 billion, 1,000-mile long, 12-mile high, 20,000-miles-per-hour maglev train that starts on the ground and arrives in low Earth orbit. The minds behind the…

NASA Space Elevator Challenge - One Option The pods in this image are not very appealing to the eye! But the supporting cable on the other hand are perfect for what I had in mind for my own space elevator!

How it works: SpaceX's Falcon Heavy, the world's most powerful space rocket http://pops.ci/15IzTxJ

How it works: SpaceX's Falcon Heavy, the world's most powerful space rocket http://pops.ci/15IzTxJ

Many layers and systems combine to keep astronauts alive in the vacuum of space. See how NASA's Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) spacesuits work in this Space.com infographic.

Many layers and systems combine to keep astronauts alive in the vacuum of space. See how NASA's Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) spacesuits work in this Space.com infographic.

50 Years of Human Space Exploration. This is by far the coolest pin I will see tonight. So amazing as to how far the space exploration campaign(s) has come since we first step foot into the putter abyss!

50 Years of Human Space Exploration. This is by far the coolest pin I will see tonight. So amazing as to how far the space exploration campaign(s) has come since we first step foot into the putter abyss!

Japan's giant construction company, Obayashi Corporation, has announced that it plans to build an elevator into space by the year 2050.

Japan's giant construction company, Obayashi Corporation, has announced that it plans to build an elevator into space by the year 2050.

The Next Space Shuttle: Hybrid Engines Make Runway-To-Orbit Missions A Reality A new type of engine could usher in an era of affordable spac...

The Next Space Shuttle: Hybrid Engines Make Runway-To-Orbit Missions A Reality A new type of engine could usher in an era of affordable spac...

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