Sunday, 17 February 2019

Going UP!

quote [ A concept of science fiction, it first referred to as a Space Elevator by Konstantin Tsiolkovsky in 1895. The LiftPort Group has been working to develop a real Earth Elevator since 2003. Find out what it is, what has been done, and how much is still left to do (hint: a lot). The Earth Elevator project is on standby pending advancements in material science. ]

I've kind of followed this for a while. It was supposed to be ready in 2018. I was all set to go. (Hint: a million miles of cable weighs a lot).
[SFW] [science & technology] [+6 Interesting]
[by ethanos@11:25pmGMT]


mechavolt said[1] @ 12:56am GMT on 18th Feb [Score:1 Good]
Due to a malfunction on the track ahead, we will be single-tracking to the moon. We apologize for the delay. Please note that both the escalators and elevators are temporarily out of service at the moon station. Space buses are available for those with disabilities.
milkman666 said @ 3:00am GMT on 18th Feb [Score:1 Good]
moriati said @ 9:23am GMT on 18th Feb [Score:1 Underrated]
I fear we have missed a trick in our systematic eradication of the giant mutant spiders which resulted from the above-ground nuclear test of the 40s and 50s. Their web might have provided ideal filament material for space elevator prototypes.
rylex said @ 5:06pm GMT on 18th Feb [Score:1 Insightful]
Of only we had the chemical engineering skills of Peter Parker!
ethanos said @ 1:47pm GMT on 19th Feb
So say the filament were to be severed at a high altitude by, I don't know, a METEOR or something. Would the cable fall to earth in a giant heap of spaghetti?
Ankylosaur said @ 2:04pm GMT on 19th Feb
Only if they make it out of pasta. Most likely it will fall in a giant heap of nanocarbon fiber.

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