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Posted 9/4/17 , edited 9/5/17
I sometimes have dreams about a tornado hitting a house that I'm in. I dunno why but those are cool.
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Posted 9/6/17 , edited 9/7/17
A space elevator would be a disaster waiting to happen. Eventually there would be a problem, like it would break or the car would jam. Breaking would be the worst as it would fall back to Earth and the velocity and mass such an elevator, even just a carbon tether, would have would have would be catastrophic for anyone nearby. Nevermind the problem of actually building it.

I think a space 'cannon' would be more practical. Essentially make it a large EM mass driver designed to shoot payloads into space. Wouldn't be practical for humans but bulk materials could be sent up and there wouldn't be a risk of it falling down.
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Posted 9/7/17 , edited 9/7/17

Ravenstein wrote:

A space elevator would be a disaster waiting to happen. Eventually there would be a problem, like it would break or the car would jam. Breaking would be the worst as it would fall back to Earth and the velocity and mass such an elevator, even just a carbon tether, would have would have would be catastrophic for anyone nearby. Nevermind the problem of actually building it.

I think a space 'cannon' would be more practical. Essentially make it a large EM mass driver designed to shoot payloads into space. Wouldn't be practical for humans but bulk materials could be sent up and there wouldn't be a risk of it falling down.


Meh, that's like saying any elevator is bound to fail.

A theoretical idea proposed by my Physics teacher as to use opposite electric field to cannon into space. My teacher suggested that the passengers might not survive

It is possible to build one but I haven't thought of what to do once you get there. Maybe an escape pod from earth
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Posted 9/7/17 , edited 9/8/17
id prefer an escalator
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