Jordan William Hughes Space Elevator Ascensio
Photo credit: Jacques Rougerie
SpaceX’s elevator will soon be used on Starshpi, while architect Jordan-William Hughes ‘Project Ascensio’ space elevator may become a reality sooner than later. The 30-year-old architect from Barrow, England won a €10,000 prize and the Jacques Rogerie Foundation’s Architecture and Innovation for Space Grand Prix Award for this design.


Jordan William Hugues Space Elevator Ascensio
Jordan William Hugues Space Elevator Ascensio
Jordan William Hugues Space Elevator Ascensio
‘Project Ascensio’ aims to replace traditional rockets, as they are inefficient, expensive and can hurt the environment, replacing them with a cable-like structure that drops down to a space port on the surface. This structure would be connected to a ship that can moves around the ocean to keep pace with the space port.

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Jordan William Hugues Space Elevator Ascensio
Jordan William Hugues Space Elevator Ascensio
Jordan William Hugues Space Elevator Ascensio

Dream of a future with improved material sciences and technology: ‘Project Ascension’ presents an exciting, sustainable & safe future for space exploration. No AI used,” said Hughes.

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