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

spike spike66 at att.net
Wed Jun 17 04:43:33 UTC 2009


I did some more calcs on this notion today, and rediscovered something I
found about ten years ago when this topic came up.  If you are going to
build a tower for the purpose of having it support a linear motor, then one
will also drill a hole in the ground as far as it can possibly be drilled.
The hole is cheaper than the tower everywhere.  This doesn't preclude a
tower, but the hole will be deeper than the tower is high most likely.


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