In a message dated 3/17/00 12:19:09 PM Central Standard Time,
> I'd have to spend more time than I have today to calculate the costs
> of making the N2 bricks, but I'm pretty sure the manufacturing costs
> for the bricks would be much more than the fuel savings. Figure
> it this way -- I've heard that Liq. N2 costs about as much as milk.
> As a very gross estimate, I'd bet you need fill up with several
> times as much Liq. N2 as gasoline. N2 bricks would be slightly more
> expensive and you would have to shovel them into your "locomotive".
Sorry I haven't been online for a while...
Regarding this thread ...the sub orbital tower one...and dirgibles...
Tie them all together. (which is what i was considering )
How expensive would it be to manufacture nitrogen bricks at the top of a
suborbital tower....and deliver them "overhead" to their point of use via
stratospheric dirgibles....dropping them via parachute....
Just a thought.
Mt Vernon Illinois....(via two trips to texas since florida)
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