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originally posted by: midnightstar
Earths escape velocity = 25,000 ( apx )
Theory is you need to reach this speed to escape earths gravity .
BUT here is my kicker Lets start with this a space elevator ( no humans haven't built one nore likely to Because nothing we can make that long that would hold up .)
But if we did then we could send you to space using it .-----NO escape velocity nessery just louse elevator music for two hours .
So here is my question
Take a type of plane - rocket combo say its going 500 mph UP and has enough fuel to do this for weeks .
Now it WILL keep going up ! So it WILL get into space . But then why all the hubub about escape Vol?
Theory is it has not escaped earths gravity ok ??/ so it keeps flying say to the moon then the moons gravity is stronger so wile it hasn't acutely escaped earths Gravity is is still at the moon and now in the moons gravity It never needed to escape earths gravity just get closer to another body in space with Gravity .
So tell me why this isnt possible because its the one thing i never understood about space travel .
And good luck lol better be a link btw . Not that i have ever found anything to explane this .