[ExI] Inflatable tower could climb to the edge of space
sparge at gmail.com
Fri Jun 12 11:56:06 UTC 2009
>From the New Scientist article:
"The team envisages assembling the structure from a series of modules
constructed from Kevlar-polyethylene composite tubes made rigid by
inflating them with a lightweight gas such as helium."
So the idea of using a lifting gas isn't new.
Also, here's a picture of their model:
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