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Seattle team wins $900,000 in Space Elevator Games

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by NaboCane, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. NaboCane

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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_space_elevator

    Baby steps. :up:
     
  2. BuckeyeKing

    BuckeyeKing Wolves DYNASTY!!!!

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    It doesn't seem possible. What could support such a massive structure?
     
  3. NaboCane

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    The satellite in space would be weightless, but it would keep the cable taut so the lift could run up and down it.

    In the final application, the cable would be replaced by a ribbon made of nanofiber; stronger than anything we have now.
     
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  4. BuckeyeKing

    BuckeyeKing Wolves DYNASTY!!!!

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    What would something like this cost?
     
  5. NaboCane

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    Once it's in place, a tiny fraction of what chemical rockets cost.
     

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