It's inventor has made an omelette using the same technique, and claimed it to be the lightest one ever, being 99.8 percent air. Beat that. I think I would need to eat about 99 of them before I had enough.
NASA has taken it up in a big way for the obvious advantages of a substance which is ethereally light and extremely strong. They have also started to develop a new carbon material called (I think) 'Graphine' which is wafer thin but strong, transparent AND electrically conductive.
I have heard talk of the building of a 'ladder' made - possibly - of these two materials, but this would be no ordinary ladder.
I think the idea would be to start building it at the top of a mountain in - say - Hawaii, where there is already loads of astronomical telescopes, and keep going up until you get out of the atmosphere, then build a platform on top of it which would be the gravity-free launch-pad for whatever new bit of junk you want to chuck into outer space. The idea is that - once up a certain height - the structure would hold itself up like the old 'skyhook' that we used to say we would use for lack of a helicopter, when asked to do an impossible task.
The other technique would be to build it in space, then lower it down until it hits the top of a mountain. Now that really was lateral thinking, except that you would have to blast the materials up there with a rocket.
Today - saturday - I am going to go and do some work. This is a rare thing for me on a weekend, but I need to finish something off, and I have spent far too much time writing blogs when I should have been beating stone into shape.
Bloody stone. I have already said once (or more) what a fleeting joy it was to build a 12 foot high model out of polystyrene, and have the whole thing finished in a day.
The next maquette of any size I make is going to be in Aerogel.