[ExI] Inflatable tower could climb to the edge of space
jrd1415 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 8 22:08:58 UTC 2009
MY IDEA. MY IDEA. MY ORIGINAL IDEA. ORIGINATED BY MOI. ME, MY, MINE.
Let me remind you all that this is the idea I have been peddling here,
howsobeit feebly, for going on eight years.
Best, Jeff Davis
"Everything's hard till you know how to do it."
On Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 8:00 AM, Dave Sill<sparge at gmail.com> wrote:
> "A GIANT inflatable tower could carry people to the edge of space
> without the need for a rocket, and could be completed much sooner than
> a cable-based space elevator, its proponents claim.
> Inflatable pneumatic modules already used in some spacecraft could be
> assembled into a 15-kilometre-high tower, say Brendan Quine, Raj Seth
> and George Zhu at York University in Toronto, Canada, writing in Acta
> Astronautica (DOI: 10.1016/j.actaastro.2009.02.018). If built from a
> suitable mountain top it could reach an altitude of around 20
> kilometres, where it could be used for atmospheric research, tourism,
> telecoms or launching spacecraft."
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