with this assessment which I believe to be overly pessimistic. However there is not doubt the technological hurdles are very real, and it will probably be several decades before such a project becomes at all feasible under even a best case scenario.
Much more promising is the prospect for a space elevator on the moon. This paper discusses the possibility of and potential design of a lunar elevator.
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