'Space elevators' Watch

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SHANDY
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http://www.space.com/businesstechnol...or_030917.html
Well you never knew it was coming.
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(Original post by SHANDY)
http://www.space.com/businesstechnol...or_030917.html
Well you never knew it was coming.
Pah - noobs. I built one of those yesterday.
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aha, this could probably fit in the thread about weight-loss .

That could become a commercial venture, actually, just get in a lift and go into space.
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would it not get F*cked up by the rotation of the earth. centrefugal force and all that.

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would it not get F*cked up by the rotation of the earth. centrefugal force and all that.

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nah I think it would just be like a tall building. You'd think it might be a bit unstable tho.
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would it not get F*cked up by the rotation of the earth. centrefugal force and all that.

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I don't think so, it's just like a stationary satellite with a cable hanging from it. It's the force acting towards the centre of the earth that actually keeps it in orbit.
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(Original post by musicboy)
would it not get F*cked up by the rotation of the earth. centrefugal force and all that.

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no- you'd have the other end in a geosynchonous(sp?) orbit, so it would be just like a tall skyscraper
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(Original post by SHANDY)
http://www.space.com/businesstechnol...or_030917.html
Well you never knew it was coming.
have you never read willy wonka and the great glass elevator, boy?!
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