Re: Space: Mass transit idea

Terry Egan (
Mon, 30 Dec 1996 22:36:46 -0800

There is another idea (popularized by R. Forward in various =
that he calls the "Space Fountain" or "Indian Rope Trick". It looks like=
it can
be built to any altitude and it fails gracefully; this not something that=
can be
said about either the Lofstorm Loop ( didn't one of the HeeChee books by =
have the hero at ground zero of a Lofstorm Loop failure?) or the Lorrey =
In addition, the Lorrey Loop would seem to require a vast amount of =

Terry Egan
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