#2
you know as crazy as it sounds it may work. im pretty sure the idea of an airplane seemed wacko at first.
#3
yeah true.
I'm sure there will be heavy security surrounding the elevator.
But still, you know that sound jets make when they exit/enter new atmospheres?
Sonic booms I think they are called.
Yeah, get ready for a ton of those xD
#4
The whole idea behind it is to transport people to space colonies that will eventually exist, so yes, they will be used as much as airplanes. The oxygen is onboard, the elevators are planned to have simulated gravity and they're working on a special design for the lift mechanism....anything else?

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#5
Easy pickings for terrorists if it was ever made.

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You also seem to forget that the actual 'rope' taht will connect the elevator to space will be made of diamand "nanorods", the hardest possibly conceivable material imaginable, made of concentrated diamonds. I doubt even a nuke could break it.

Actually it will be made of Carbon Nanotubes. Not diamonds.
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Yeah, that's what I meant.

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#10
Good idea, but I think investing in a Single Stage To Orbit vehicle is more important. The idea of funnelling such prodigous amounts of money into something that at the moment is still in such conceptual stages makes no engineering sense at the moment. I hope they come back to it though, I'd love to see this happen.

EDIT:Carbon Nanotubes have been proven to be at least as hard and have similar tensile strength to Diamond, I think.
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What do you think Sonic means? A cartoon character? blue freaking hedgehog? it means SOUND.

SOUND-BASED BOOM. It's made whenever something breaches the SOUND BARRIER. Basically 340 metres a second. It's because the air resistance becomes so high that there is almost an invisible wall as you near the speed of sound, and when you breach it, it suddenly 'breaks', hence the SONIC BOOM. It's nothing to do with atmospheres.

You also seem to forget that the actual 'rope' taht will connect the elevator to space will be made of diamand "nanorods", the hardest possibly conceivable material imaginable, made of concentrated diamonds. I doubt even a nuke could break it.

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#12
Where are they going to find the energy crystals to power something like this?
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That was like a year and a half ago. Man, you're vengeful.

You also forget the context of that. I was suggesting that without men's natural inquistive, curious and inventive nature, we never would have progressed as much as we have. Not to mention the fact that almost everything is invented by men, even now.

That is irrelivant, however, and has nothing to do with the space elevator.

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Well space elevators....think about the lift, not the cable. That could most likely be destroyed, or the oxygen tube/vent could be manipulated by terrorists. Even if we cannot destroy the actual material itself, we could do **** to the oxygen levels.
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That was a very, very weak argument to use, but I don't want to get warned, so I'll leave it at that.

I suppose the lift itself could be targeted, however I would imagine they'd take that into consideration when designing it.

I think, however, the coolest invention that will be coming in the next 10-15 years will be personal nanofabrication. Taht will be aweeeesome. Like, making ANYTHING YOU WANT at home at the press of the button.

Blah how is it weak?
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#15
Get a fuckin' room guys, take it to your profile. TS, I especially like how you're spamming up your own thread.
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Radium wasn't invented, it was discovered. Also, she died because of her work with radioactive materials.

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Well space elevators....think about the lift, not the cable. That could most likely be destroyed, or the oxygen tube/vent could be manipulated by terrorists. Even if we cannot destroy the actual material itself, we could do **** to the oxygen levels.


Yeah, those pesky terrorists. I mean, just look at how often the 'manipulate oxygen tubes' on current space and aeronautical endeavors.

The real advantage in a space elevator lies not in putting people in space, but rather in removing the risky and expensive task of escaping orbit. Ever wondered why we don't just blast nuclear waste off into space? Rockets blow up, and it's very, very expensive and who wants to spend millions of dollars on sending waste into space, only for it to blow up in the atmosphere scattering nuclear waste all over the earth?

Well a space elevator would remove that risk, and greatly reduce costs. Once the waste is in space, it would be easy to send it on it's way into the vast reaches of the unknown, effectively making nuclear power 'green', as there is no harmful waste to deal with.

On a tangent, albeit a related one, I believe that we should be gunning forward with nuclear power, as by the time nuclear waste is a significant problem we will have either developed a space elevator or some other method for neutering the radioactive by products.
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So did Britain. Ask us how that went sometime.


Yeah, those pesky terrorists. I mean, just look at how often the 'manipulate oxygen tubes' on current space and aeronautical endeavors.

The real advantage in a space elevator lies not in putting people in space, but rather in removing the risky and expensive task of escaping orbit. Ever wondered why we don't just blast nuclear waste off into space? Rockets blow up, and it's very, very expensive and who wants to spend millions of dollars on sending waste into space, only for it to blow up in the atmosphere scattering nuclear waste all over the earth?

Well a space elevator would remove that risk, and greatly reduce costs. Once the waste is in space, it would be easy to send it on it's way into the vast reaches of the unknown, effectively making nuclear power 'green', as there is no harmful waste to deal with.

On a tangent, albeit a related one, I believe that we should be gunning forward with nuclear power, as by the time nuclear waste is a significant problem we will have either developed a space elevator or some other method for neutering the radioactive by products.


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#21
i have carbon nano tubes.


it sounds a bit far fetched.
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#23
You know this will never work.

When people leave the atmosphere, the force it takes to propel them out into space knocks them unconscious normally. Astronauts are always unconscious right when they leave the atmosphere, they bounce back after they get into space though.
#24
Megalolz at people taking a hypothetical idea so literally, and even then failing miserably by attempting to sound like they actually know something on the subject of space elevators.

I mean fuck. It's a space elevator.

An elevator. To space.

Come on.

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Megalolz at people taking a hypothetical idea so literally, and even then failing miserably by attempting to sound like they actually know something on the subject of space elevators.

I mean fuck. It's a space elevator.

An elevator. To space.

Come on.


Yeah. This idea is even worse than that stairway to heaven.
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Yeah. This idea is even worse than that stairway to heaven.


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Yeah. This idea is even worse than that stairway to heaven.

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You know this will never work.

When people leave the atmosphere, the force it takes to propel them out into space knocks them unconscious normally. Astronauts are always unconscious right when they leave the atmosphere, they bounce back after they get into space though.

that's because of the speed they need to reach to escape the atmosphere.

That speed/acceleration isn't needed.

theoretically you could take as long as you needed to get up there since the propulsion is provided by friction not by thrust.
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#32
So what would you do once you get to the top of this elevator? As far as I can tell you'd have to go right back down unless they put a building on top of it.
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