Founded in April 2003, LiftPort Group is a privately held Washington State corporation. It was founded in April, 2003 by Michael J. Laine. The company is focused on the construction of a space elevator using carbon nanotubes.
In October 2011 on the LiftPort website Laine announced that LiftPort is pursuing a Lunar space elevator as an interim goal before attempting a terrestrial elevator. At the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group., LiftPort CTO Marshall Eubanks presented a paper on the Lunar Elevator co-authored by Michael Laine.
In August 2012, LiftPort announced the launch of KickStarter funding for their Lunar space elevator. This KickStarter fund can be found at the Liftport website: www.liftport.com
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