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 markus
Joined: 3/27/2001
Msg: 5
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Re: the space elevatorPage 2 of 3    (1, 2, 3)
This idea has been floating around for years. The technology is now here they just need to build the thing!
 Ticketoride
Joined: 6/3/2004
Msg: 6
Re: the space elevator
Posted: 6/26/2004 3:48:34 PM
Interesting stuff. Never heard about it before.
 markus
Joined: 3/27/2001
Msg: 8
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Re: the space elevator
Posted: 6/26/2004 5:15:15 PM
in theory if nanotubes are are several thousand times stronger then the strongest steel. Can you imagine if a country like iraq had built a tank out of nanotubes? The tank would be ultra light and super fast, not to mention most bombs would just bounce off it or have 0 effect. This kind of technology is something that america doesn't want to see developed fast, since the usa has been dragging its feet, the japanese have become world leaders.
 Ticketoride
Joined: 6/3/2004
Msg: 10
Re: the space elevator
Posted: 6/26/2004 8:28:47 PM
"neither did i and i live eight miles from their headquarters."

Don't tell anyone.
 Madelaina
Joined: 5/23/2004
Msg: 12
Re: the space elevator
Posted: 6/27/2004 9:12:22 PM
that sounds like some story you would see printed up in the weekly world news...
10 billion dollars? ....and how do they suppose this is going to change the fact that there are people going hungry in the world...or perhaps i just haven't thought deeply enough into the prospects...I can't say it's not possible because we have already seen how far man has gone in expanding technology, but somehow i doubt we will see this in our time.
 Madelaina
Joined: 5/23/2004
Msg: 14
Re: the space elevator
Posted: 6/28/2004 1:34:23 PM
that's ridiculous
 Madelaina
Joined: 5/23/2004
Msg: 15
Re: the space elevator
Posted: 6/28/2004 1:37:45 PM
i don't understand the possibilities of making something like this happen using tax payer dollars.....maybe i am just ignorant, but how do they suppose that spending that kind of money on something like this, is going to be that beneficial to the people?
 Madelaina
Joined: 5/23/2004
Msg: 18
Re: the space elevator
Posted: 6/28/2004 3:18:31 PM
i have always wanted to know what goes on at area 51
 Ticketoride
Joined: 6/3/2004
Msg: 20
Re: the space elevator
Posted: 6/29/2004 3:33:04 PM
@ tiffanyjademaree

Just my 2 cents, following that logic, everytime I have a surplus I shouldn't be investing in new research that will will increase my income but send my money to UNICEF instead?

 Ticketoride
Joined: 6/3/2004
Msg: 22
Re: the space elevator
Posted: 6/29/2004 7:07:54 PM
@ birdman131

You are right on the money there.

Its the push for newer more advanced technology that does have a trickle-down effect in terms of benefits at some future point. The poor in 3rd. world countries have vastly benefitted, esp. from medical technologies, food preservations, water treatment, etc.
 Ticketoride
Joined: 6/3/2004
Msg: 24
Re: the space elevator
Posted: 6/30/2004 12:06:54 AM
Heard what you are saying. No sleep lost.
 Madelaina
Joined: 5/23/2004
Msg: 28
Re: the space elevator
Posted: 7/12/2004 6:43:08 PM
you might even find than some people in the world are actually aliens in disguise..lol
and noooo...i am not into drugs....just an enormous unusual imagination. Perhaps i should write a book with Bird then he can edit out all my spelling errors ; ) lol
 Madelaina
Joined: 5/23/2004
Msg: 29
Re: the space elevator
Posted: 7/12/2004 6:43:27 PM
*that
 Ticketoride
Joined: 6/3/2004
Msg: 30
Re: the space elevator
Posted: 7/12/2004 7:30:02 PM
"some people in the world are actually aliens in disguise"

Around here, its called your "Profile"
 Madelaina
Joined: 5/23/2004
Msg: 32
Re: the space elevator
Posted: 7/12/2004 7:36:53 PM
Venus
 Madelaina
Joined: 5/23/2004
Msg: 34
Re: the space elevator
Posted: 7/12/2004 7:41:21 PM
lol.....is it that big?
 MasterBart
Joined: 6/20/2004
Msg: 38
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Re: the space elevator
Posted: 7/15/2004 9:37:30 PM
Hold up a dang minute, I'm still wrestling with the arguments proposed by some conspiracy-theorist friends of mine that we never landed a man on the moon in the first place. Assuming we did though, if you have to use propulsion anyway, why not stick w/ traditional rockets?

Oh, I can see it now....

"Hey Earl, there's a thin spot on the cable about 250 miles up....just climb up there and tell me what it looks like....try to come back before lunch..."
 billybob600
Joined: 8/7/2004
Msg: 41
Re: the space elevator
Posted: 8/8/2004 3:05:39 PM
In a perfect little utopia type world, the space elevator is an awesome idea.

Unfornately this is not a perfect world and something like that would just become a huge target. These are the type of avenues long range research yields. MRAM, Spintronics, GMR, and spin field-effect transistors are the next wave. Ionic propulsion is going to be so cool!!

p.s. the next gen deep sea sub is forthcoming, it will be capable of searching 90% of the ocean bottom. Only the trench is deeper... we are getting it done (should be much more of a priority)

WE SO NEED A SCIENCE THREAD!!
 canambc
Joined: 6/8/2005
Msg: 44
Re: the space elevator
Posted: 10/24/2005 3:09:49 PM
12 teams presented their space elevator concepts this weekend at NASA's Ames Research Center in Mountain View, CA. Though the teams were only showing off 200 ft. high demos, the ultimate goal is to create a lightweight nanotube tether that will stretch more than 62,000 miles into space, carrying both people and cargo. Sponsored by the Spaceward Foundation (Elevator2010.org), modest cash prizes are being given to the winners of beam and tether challenges. Read more at MSNBC.com.
 Double Cabin
Joined: 11/29/2004
Msg: 45
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Re: the space elevator
Posted: 10/24/2005 6:11:27 PM
^^^^Many thanks outcast!
 Double Cabin
Joined: 11/29/2004
Msg: 47
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Re: the space elevator
Posted: 10/24/2005 10:39:53 PM
So the top floor wont just be the Penthouse anymore. God I want to tell the bellman: "The heaven's please!"
 Lazyboyz
Joined: 8/15/2005
Msg: 48
Re: the space elevator
Posted: 10/24/2005 10:51:35 PM
Wasn't this space elevator featured on Star Trek/next generation?
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