[ExI] Inflatable tower could climb to the edge of space

spike spike66 at att.net
Thu Jun 11 01:33:45 UTC 2009


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> The blocks: I have imagined them as hexagonal things, like 
> those old fashioned six sided wooden pencils that some of us 
> used in school in our misspent youths, so tragically many 
> years ago... spike

I didn't intend to suggest making the tower of pencil sized blocks, but
rather pencil shaped.  I have in mind pressurized steel hexagonal cylinders
about a meter in diameter and about 20 meters long, getting shorter as we go
up.  OK now I really do hafta scoot.


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