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Japan Hopes To Turn Sci-Fi Into Reality With Elevator To The Stars

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posted on Sep, 23 2008 @ 06:38 AM
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Japan Hopes To Turn Sci-Fi Into Reality With Elevator To The Stars


www.timesonline.co.uk

Cables stronger and lighter than any fibre yet woven, tethered to the ground and disappearing beyond the atmosphere to a satellite docking station in geosynchronous orbit above Earth.

Up and down the 22,000 mile-long (36,000km) cables — or flat ribbons — will run the elevator carriages, themselves requiring huge breakthroughs in engineering...
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posted on Sep, 23 2008 @ 06:38 AM
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Imagine the logistical possibilities!

Space rescue would become a much easier and cost saving venture.

Space missions of all kinds would be enhanced with space elevator carried payloads.

We could design a whole new fleet of space craft which would only need to operate in space: departing from the space station attached to the space elevator.

Some serious Star Trek stuff! We are beginning to live it!

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posted on Sep, 23 2008 @ 09:46 AM
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Cool, I was thinking about something similar recently, like an aircraft carrier in space for all space missions to land on before making the dangerouse re-entry into earth's atmosphere. It would be cool if they could do that. You are cabled up to station, then take off, comeback, and cable back down.

I hope that the cables, couldn't, if overloaded, pull down the sattalite..



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