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Originally posted by American Mad Man
Originally posted by sardion2000
It would pay for itself in less then a decade of regular service.
That changes my opinion. If it could be a money MAKER in the future, then it will probably happen.
My question then becomes, how do you build such a thing. I mean, building sky scrapers is one thing, but building a 62,000 mile elevator into space is a whole different beast.
Originally posted by rocques22
That idea is just fantastic BUT.....even if we did build this elevator to space, what would hold it in low Earth orbit...
I could be wrong here but Earth turns on itself so my thought on this is wouldnt the tubes wobble and stuff??I mean it would be 16,000 miles long...what would hold it stable and keep it from falling?
One last thing, 16,000 miles.....that's a long way up there...how long would it take for the platform to reach the top???