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keg in kc
03-26-2005, 11:08 PM
This is like something out of The Fountains of Paradise. Never thought I'd see something like this in my lifetime.

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saturnknts
03-26-2005, 11:58 PM
very cool stuff, doubt it will be come a reality but you never know.

just need Richard Branson from virgin and those guys from scaled composites (spaceship one) to get involved and they would probably make it happen.

Taco John
03-27-2005, 01:21 AM
Are there any malls or amusement parks up there? Maybe a Double Tree? It's nice to get that cookie on my pillow...

Braincase
03-27-2005, 05:34 AM
You just know the week after something like that were completed, some fundamentalist Islamic asshole would fly a 767 into the thing.

|Zach|
03-27-2005, 05:38 AM
Are there any malls or amusement parks up there? Maybe a Double Tree? It's nice to get that cookie on my pillow...
There is a White Castle

4th and Long
03-27-2005, 06:00 AM
This is an age old idea from way back in the 60's. I've read about this before.

Over-Head
03-27-2005, 06:10 AM
Can't see me taking a ride in no space elivator :shake:

Frankie
03-27-2005, 07:06 AM
Can't see me taking a ride in no space elivator :shake:

I cannot agree more....... Now, riding a space elevator, is another story. :hmmm:

Frankie
03-27-2005, 07:07 AM
You just know the week after something like that were completed, some fundamentalist Islamic asshole would fly a 767 into the thing.

Uh oh.... you dunit now. DC forum here we come.

|Zach|
03-27-2005, 07:54 AM
Can't see me taking a ride in no space elivator :shake:
I would do it in a heartbeat.

beavis
03-27-2005, 08:05 AM
There is a White Castle
I heard there were two Starbucks.

|Zach|
03-27-2005, 08:07 AM
I heard there were two Starbucks.
If you only count the ones inside of the White Castle then yes, there are only 2.

Gaz
03-27-2005, 08:09 AM
The space elevator is a crucial step for both the commercial development of near space and further exploration [and dare I say colonization] of the solar system. The cost of escaping the gravity well is HUGE.

This is way cool.

xoxo~
Gaz
Seriously excited.

mikey23545
03-27-2005, 08:36 AM
I agree the dream is a monumental one, and I am sure the cost will be monumental as well...

But if it can be built, the solar system will be our playground...

unlurking
03-27-2005, 08:43 AM
When they started creating carbon nano-fibers a few years back, most every article discussing it mentioned it as a perfect fit for a space elevator. Haven't seen anything about it in the new recently, but I'm guessing it's matured some which is why NASA started the contest for the tether material.