posted on May, 11 2005 @ 04:00 PM
Hey. Not sure if this is the place to post this, but it seems the closest... anyway on with my idea.
Well, I realise there are probably many thousands of flaws with this idea, but I thought I'd share it anyway!
I had the idea that perhaps rather than disposing of waste here on earth we could let space deal with it. I don't mean throw it all out the earths
atmosphere and let it drift about freely! Wot I am on about is as follows:
We load all our rubbish onto spaceships, either as 'cargo' on human manned ships, or specifically designed 'garbage' ships. Then we launch them
Then either one of two things happen:
1) once in space the ship is directed towards the sun, and a short burst of power is released proppelling th craft towards the sun where it will burn
up disposing of our rubbish in a non polluting way.
2) cargo can be unloaded and propelled towards the sun. As the ships will not need to stop only a small ammount of fuell will be needed to get them
going on their journy to the sun.
So what do you think? I haven't thought it through properly, but I recon it could work! The crafts wouldn't need to be complex in design as they
would never need to re-enter the earths atmosphere or carry large ammounts of fuel, so they wouldn't be as expensive!