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Space elevator made easy

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posted on May, 21 2009 @ 08:56 AM
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was cruising around the science news scene this morning and came across this little gem. . . . one step closer to commercial space travel that economicaly viable? i hope so


The idea of the space elevator just got a little crazier. While the “traditional” concept involved using rocket propulsion or laser light pressure to propel loads up a cable anchored to Earth, a new study shows that a rotating space elevator could do away with engines or laser light pressure application completely. Instead, the unique double rotating motion of looped strings could provide a mechanism for objects to slide up the elevator cable into outer space. The space elevator could launch satellites and spacecraft with humans, and even be used to host space stations and research posts.


www.physorg.com...




posted on May, 21 2009 @ 09:00 AM
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Crazy idea but i guess it could work..

Would take many many years to plan and erect though!

I'm sure they would come across an infinite number of complications too.



posted on May, 21 2009 @ 10:26 AM
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There are actually a few companies devoted to making this reality, but personally I think it will encourage too many terrorist organisations to crash large jets into it:
SpaceElevator.com

The above link will provide a lot more info.



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