I came across a very brief article about SPACE ELEVATOR. The article was regarding a problem related to general mechanics. But the most fascinating part was that how a counterweight at the base helps to balance the CENTRIFUGAL FORCE on the infinitely tall tower. Can anyone please explain the mechanics behind a free standing tower of a space elevator in an elementary level? Probably this invention would allow us to send short range satellites without any Launching Vehicle to the space.. I am sharing the article I mentioned.