The chances of us sending a person back to the moon are - well slight. Been there, done that. But imagine if we could take an elevator up there? This is the idea of a space elevator, and it dates back to the 1950s.
What's getting the people behind this latest push is the enthusiasm — and cash — that would allow some real time experiments in the months ahead.
Of course, the challenge of building such a lift is huge, but it's now thought we have both the know how and the right building material that would allow us to take the first steps toward a space lift.
The group behind the plan is called LiftPort. The president of the group is Michael Lain.