To generate some publicity for the project, Laine recently launched a Kickstarter campaign in the hopes of raising $8,000. (Yeah, right).
Deep in the page Laine admits that it will probably take at least $800 million to get a space elevator on the moon, but he is considering the Kickstarter campaign as a way to jump-start the project and build some excitement.
As of Thursday the lunar elevator campaign has raised more than $35,000 and still has 14 days to go.
That still gives you plenty of time to get in on a project that Laine says will "transform human civilization."
Contributions start at $1.