[ExI] Orbital skyscraper proposal
hkeithhenson at gmail.com
Sun Mar 26 18:52:43 UTC 2017
On Sat, Mar 25, 2017 at 12:53 PM, Giulio Prisco
<giulioprisco at protonmail.ch> wrote:
> I would be very surprised if someone could pull this off with today's tech and realistic funding.
I will be surprised if anyone *ever* pulls off an earth to GEO
elevator. Carbon nanotubes are about the best we have. When you put
a stress on a nanotube that's needed for elevators, the 6 member rings
become unstable to 5 and 7 member rings and it unzips like a run in a
> But then, big surprises do happen now and then.
True. My disbelief in building orbital skyhooks didn't keep me from
writing a story about them.
(It's not as good as other things I have written.)
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