The push to establish a lunar-based "space elevator" has been around for a few years:
You can see a video of how a moon elevator to space might work on Space.com.
It's no pie in the sky project according to the LiftPort Group of Seattle, Wash. A LiftPort strategic framework calls for establishing an operational Lunar Space Elevator Infrastructure (LSEI). The project would involve commercial, off-the-shelf technology, a Sputnik-like simplicity and a single heavy-lift launch solution.
And under Resident Soetero, the development of such a system has assumed unprecedented urgency. Not that he's thinking about it; he's too busy trying to come up with ways to "sanction" Russia. Because, you know, it worked so well in Iran.
Of course, there's one tiny little problem with Dear Leader's efforts to order Putin around, and to "punish" Russia: that problem is generally known as the International Space Station. And with the space shuttle fleet now consigned to museums, American astronauts are reduced to renting rides on whose spacecraft? Oh yeah - that'd be Russia.
Soetero's managed to alienate allies and embolden enemies around the planet; one can harly wait to see how his latest tantrum pans out.