In a message dated 3/1/00 4:41:20 PM Central Standard Time,regarding
skyhooks, towers and volcanoes firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> Then a linear mass driver built on the slope of something very much
> gentle-slope-but-high-vulcano-pyramidal (Africa? Hawaii? Too bad we
> don't have Olympus Mons hereabouts) within an evacuated tunnel seems
> to make more sense.
How about building one then?
Ok...let me regroup here.
Were talking about building a twenty thousand mile long (high)
tower.......!!?? (more or less) Surface of earth to geosynch orbit.
If that is possible then how much MORE possible would it be to build a bridge
to orbit......or perhaps a better term might be ski jump to the stars.
In other words....build a ramp that is on a tangent to the circum. of the
earth....a truly straight road....no curvature due to the earths
curvature....for however long it takes to rise above the earth's
atmosphere.....and then some...
Possibly a suspension type bridge...with pretty catenaries...and the above
mentioned linear accelarator. I dunno why huge accelerations would be
required though...just make it longer...
A kinder gentler bridge into orbit...
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