February 23rd, 2005, 03:26 AM
February 23rd, 2005, 09:32 PM
Houston, we have a stuck elevator at 30,000 km of altitute!
February 23rd, 2005, 10:26 PM
Kinda screws up a well known adage:-
In case of fire do not use the elevator
You think they will have emergency stairs?
Don\'t SYN us.... We\'ll SYN you.....
\"A nation that draws too broad a difference between its scholars and its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards, and its fighting done by fools.\" - Thucydides
February 24th, 2005, 12:12 AM
They'll have bubly space parachutes
February 24th, 2005, 03:56 PM
Geosynchronous orbit is pretty high, 22,000 miles. (Yes I have that memorized) And to stay geo the thing would be moving at almost 7,000 miles per hour at the top. JTFC! I was going to say that gravity drops off and neither a parachute nor stairs would be necessary. However, at that acceleration (sideways) there would be artificial gravity through acceleration? The object would have to be massive, in fact the article states we would have to capture and move an asteroid to the spot.
West of House
You are standing in an open field west of a white house, with a boarded front door.
There is a small mailbox here.
February 24th, 2005, 11:45 PM
Hmmm ... Not stairs, how about a tube? Skateboard. 22,000 miles. Boggles the mind.
February 25th, 2005, 12:36 AM
Does this mean I'm goin to need ot know rocketscience to be an elevator operator because I just hate it when that happens.