[ExI] Inflatable tower could climb to the edge of space
spike66 at att.net
Wed Jun 10 01:36:10 UTC 2009
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> [mailto:extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org] On Behalf Of
> Jeff Davis
> Sent: Tuesday, June 09, 2009 12:21 PM
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> Subject: Re: [ExI] Inflatable tower could climb to the edge of space
> 2009/6/9 Stefano Vaj <stefano.vaj at gmail.com>:
> > On Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 12:08 AM, Jeff Davis
> <jrd1415 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> MY IDEA. MY IDEA. MY ORIGINAL IDEA. ORIGINATED BY MOI.
ME, MY, MINE.
> > How comes that being (supposedly) based in the US you did
> not file for
> > a patent? :-)
> You've got me there. Pure laziness. It's not the money (too much
> paperwork) I just want recognition as the guy who thought of it first...
Best, Jeff Davis
Jeff, a patent on something like this would be useless: it is pretty clear
to me that such a project would not be started in the time a patent is
valid. This is the sort of project that will take decades to construct
I have had fun with the idea in terms of compatibility with Keith's
pop-up-and-push notion. Having a tower reach to 30km would allow us to
launch with very little, if any, payload fairing. I have some interesting
findings to post a little later this evening if I get a chance.
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