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

Dan dan_ust at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 12 18:17:12 UTC 2009

--- On Fri, 6/12/09, Damien Broderick <thespike at satx.rr.com> wrote:
> At 12:51 PM 6/12/2009 -0500, I blathered:
>> Could wind help *lift* the tower if it has nicely
>> shaped computer adjusted aerofoils jutting out from it all
>> the way up, orthogonal to the wind?
> That's not what I meant, is it? 

You're asking someone else what you meant?  :)

> Exactly wrong: in line with
> the wind (when that would help). <cough>

I had a picture of wings lifting the tower -- ones that stuck out the sides from the perspective of the line of the wind.  Would that work?  Wouldn't that be orthogonal?




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