Why not build a Space elevator for the moon?
I have thought of this however, I realize I am not the first with this idea. It would take a geosynchronous satellite around the moon connected to a space elevator.
The reason it would be a better idea to first start at the moon is more than a good idea but it would be for the reason of having a permanent human presence on the lunar surface and in orbit around it.
The ability to deliver supplies to the surface of the moon from space orbit via a space elevator would be a precursor to future space elevators on other worlds such as the moons of Saturn, and Jupiter, and the planet Mars.
In each case, people would travel from planet to planet using space ships but be able to go down and up from moon and planet surfaces in a more efficient and energy saving manner.
I once considered what if a shuttle could go up into space from the ground by being pulled upward by a ballon that used helium, hot air or airplane engines to bring the shuttle near the edge of the atmosphere and the outer rim of our earth's gravity pull to the near vacuum of space then allowing the shuttle the opportunity to engage it's engines to go the rest of the way on it's own propulsion systems.
Taking it up a notch, instead of humans occupying for the most part the lunar surface, it seems a better idea for humans to live underground to avoid solar winds, solar flares, planetary bombardment from meteorites and to provide a living environment that is able to sustain temperatures better than living above ground. However, out of necessity humans would have to travel on the surface of the moon to gather raw materials and to use radio communications with orbital satellite s and to search for signs of life on the surface. Also, using sunlight to grow plants inside of bio-domes surfaces above ground would have to be employed as well.
Image provided by google.
Watch a YouTube about this HERE
Lunar Space Elevator Concept by Liftport.
Watch another YouTube about an Earth space elevator using carbon nanotube technology HERE
Image Credit » https://pixabay.com/en/mockingbird-bird-perched-wildlife-702804/ by skeeze