Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by pissedoffsol, Jun 26, 2004.
take the elevator.
no, im not kidding.
Thats fucking retarded. How the fuck can they attach a cable from Earth to the Moon, and not expect that shit to get wound up and tangled throughout orbit. :shrug: Sounds like a shitass plan to me.
its kinda hard to explain that idea with out people not getting it.
Welcome to space, B. B)
and whats gonna propel this elevator into space and back
Ok, I'm sorry, that was wrong.
wrong enough for me to edit out your post. don't do that racial shit again
OK if they're just gonna build an elevator to 65000 miles out, and they're not going to connect it to anything, what's the god damn point? Another way to spend Tax dollars! hoorah!
Thats gotta be the dumbest thing i heard. Maybe this is where all the extra money from gas prices is going to. Its a damn conspiracy!!!
It makes complete sense to me. If you read the article, you'll notice that they never said anything about it being attached to the moon. It's just an elevator to get out into space and out of Earth's gravity. It terminates in space- not on the moon.
I heard about this project a few years ago- it's good to hear that they're actually taking action on it.
Okay. Good job Calesta, that makes more sense. It would end, but kinda like some sort of dock. From there, there could be ships waiting and the need for extremely powerful rockets to go into space would be minimized, because as we all know, a lot of fuel is required just to get out, but not as much is needed once the shuttle is already in space. Awesome idea.
Lovely, just another thing for some fucking terrorists to blow up in the future
damn I would think that's a long time to be in an elevator.
what kinda music would they play?
Yanni and Enya.... over and over. :shrug:
That's a long ride up, I dunno if I could take that much of Enya.
this was in my popular science magazine last month. they have all sorts of crazy shit going on, this is just one of them
The idea for this is decades old, I'm surprised not everyone has heard of it.
I don't think the repair concepts have been fully fleshed out yet, but I guess that's why we've got 15 years to go. Holes from micrometerorites, lightning, and general wear and tear need to be constantly repaired somehow. The current thought about getting the repair done is to have robotic 'crawlers' that constantly go over the lines and repair any damage they find, but just how to repair load-bearing nanotubes in the field is the sticking point right now, I think.
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