Nauru, a small island in the Pacific, an optimum place for a Space Elevator.
- The location must be near the equator.
- Easy access for transportation.
- Road infrastructure.
When all was said and done, I was really only left with a small island called Nauru
- The island is a scant 40 miles from the equator.
- It has a full-size runway that can take commercial aircraft.
- There are port facilities.
- The population is small and inclined to Western ideals.
- Because of the vast expanse of ocean surrounding it, access to the island can easily be monitored, thus enhancing security.
Guano - essentially bird-poop, layer upon layer created century upon century, creating a commercially viable quantity of rich phosphates, suitable for fertilizer and other commodities. These were ruthlessly mined to exhaustion in the last century. With some of the proceeds, Nauru was able to build a hard-cover road that rings the island. They also had a first-rate runway constructed, capable of receiving commercial aircraft.
To remove the guano, a deep port facility was created which now sits largely unused.
English is widely spoken and literacy is at %97. The country desperately needs some kind of economical infusion, and an invitation to host a Space Elevator would probably be very favorably received.