A 18 year-old Chennai boy, Sai Kiran P, won the second prize at the Nasa Ames Space Settlement Contest for proposing an insightful idea of connecting Earth to the Moon through elevators.
The contest received entries from students up to 12th grade for designing proposed human settlements on the Moon.
His thesis also included ideas for setting up recreation, entertainment, governance, and agriculture on the Moon.
The purpose of Sai’s project is to create a possibility that humans can live on the Moon. He stated to Deccan Chronicle,
The first segment of the project is about creating elevators that could transport humans and cargo to the Moon so that humans can form their settlements there. The most important aspect was that of gravity as, without gravity, humans won’t be able to settle there.
You never know, this idea might become a reality someday, after all, ideas are roots of creation.