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mike1963 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-25-04 10:01 PM
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27. Thanks...I probably should have added that if some entrepreneur wants
to try, it's no problem for me but I would strenuously object to any of my tax money being spent on it. (Like Star Wars as well for many of the same reasons.)
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  -Scientist Sees Space Elevator in 15 Years hightime  Jun-25-04 04:30 PM   #0 
  - Kim Stanley Robinson wrote about one of these...  Love Bug   Jun-25-04 04:36 PM   #1 
  - He may have borrowed his idea from Arthur C. Clarke who introduced...  Media_Lies_Daily   Jun-25-04 09:41 PM   #22 
  - See also:  T.D.P. Roberts   Jun-25-04 04:46 PM   #2 
  - Do you remember in Blue Mars  Oggy   Jun-25-04 04:55 PM   #3 
     - Just got to keep the free mars guys away.... n/t  T.D.P. Roberts   Jun-25-04 04:56 PM   #4 
     - I'm embarrassed to say  Oggy   Jun-25-04 05:00 PM   #5 
     - dupe  Oggy   Jun-25-04 05:00 PM   #6 
     - the result of a 'terrorist' attack  lightbulb   Jun-25-04 05:34 PM   #11 
  - This was the cover story of Discovery magazine this month  cjbuchanan   Jun-25-04 05:06 PM   #7 
  - IMHO: this is a stupid idea and the thing will never be built.  struggle4progress   Jun-25-04 05:10 PM   #8 
  - There is also something repugnant about it.  demoman123   Jun-25-04 05:13 PM   #9 
  - I humbly disagree...  Owsley   Jun-25-04 06:12 PM   #12 
  - Carbon Nanotubes ...  lanparty   Jun-25-04 06:47 PM   #13 
  - I want to see some calculation about the cable weight.  struggle4progress   Jun-25-04 07:06 PM   #16 
  - Rockets in atmosphere are horribly inefficient ...  lanparty   Jun-25-04 08:00 PM   #19 
  - The mass adds up but is balanced by centripetal force  LastDemocratInSC   Jun-25-04 09:31 PM   #21 
     - Beaming mega-horsepower by lasers? BWAHAHAHAHA  mike1963   Jun-25-04 10:07 PM   #29 
        - Who said mega horsepower?  LastDemocratInSC   Jun-25-04 11:23 PM   #36 
  - don't forget the environment  booley   Jun-25-04 08:18 PM   #20 
  - You say "a cable that fell would be little or no danger"  struggle4progress   Jun-25-04 10:03 PM   #28 
     - Please consider this ...  LastDemocratInSC   Jun-25-04 11:30 PM   #37 
        - Perhaps you are right regarding the thread.  struggle4progress   Jun-25-04 11:49 PM   #38 
           - You're just trying to be testy, aren't you? (just kidding)  LastDemocratInSC   Jun-26-04 12:34 AM   #39 
              - In a way, I am just being testy. But I don't believe this will work ...  struggle4progress   Jun-26-04 12:42 AM   #41 
  - Unlikely to be the most effective way of launching anything ...  struggle4progress   Jun-25-04 06:55 PM   #15 
     - Website ...  lanparty   Jun-25-04 07:24 PM   #18 
     - The problems you cite are real but manageable  LastDemocratInSC   Jun-25-04 09:41 PM   #23 
        - Hmmm.  struggle4progress   Jun-25-04 09:57 PM   #25 
           - Some more info for you  LastDemocratInSC   Jun-25-04 10:21 PM   #31 
  - It is a scientifically viable,  kgfnally   Jun-26-04 02:17 AM   #44 
  - Better a space elevator than deploying a missle defense system  Thor_MN   Jun-26-04 10:20 AM   #45 
  - We can only hope they have better choice in music by then.  Gregorian   Jun-25-04 05:15 PM   #10 
  - Orbit isn't useless  lanparty   Jun-25-04 06:49 PM   #14 
  - Those ARE the very things I call useless  Gregorian   Jun-25-04 10:44 PM   #34 
  - !  belle   Jun-26-04 12:43 AM   #42 
  - will there be enough room for the surviving members of bushco?  truthisfreedom   Jun-25-04 07:08 PM   #17 
  - I did read the whole thread. This is a very very old notion and a very  mike1963   Jun-25-04 09:54 PM   #24 
  - Exactly right.  rocketdem   Jun-25-04 09:58 PM   #26 
  - Thanks...I probably should have added that if some entrepreneur wants  mike1963   Jun-25-04 10:01 PM   #27 
  - Not to mention the 20,000 children that starve to death daily.  jdjkkse   Jun-25-04 10:30 PM   #32 
     - Wrong argument.  rocketdem   Jun-25-04 10:42 PM   #33 
  - I don't think this is much of an aeronautical engineering issue  LastDemocratInSC   Jun-25-04 11:16 PM   #35 
  - Suuure they will. I'm still waiting for flying cars & robot maids...  Dr Fate   Jun-25-04 10:07 PM   #30 
  - OMG! It's "Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator!"  belle   Jun-26-04 12:35 AM   #40 
  - Wouldn't this thing be vulnerable to terrorism?  daleo   Jun-26-04 01:44 AM   #43 
  - There will never be a "Space Elevator"  Mr.Green93   Jun-26-04 12:47 PM   #46 

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