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    NASA Space Elevators

    Gooooooooing up...

    http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2...t07sep%5F1.htm

    the 5 hour ride straight up !

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    Houston, we have a stuck elevator at 30,000 km of altitute!

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    Kinda screws up a well known adage:-

    In case of fire do not use the elevator

    You think they will have emergency stairs?
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    They'll have bubly space parachutes

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    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.
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    Hmmm ... Not stairs, how about a tube? Skateboard. 22,000 miles. Boggles the mind.


    Tubular, dude!

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    Does this mean I'm goin to need ot know rocketscience to be an elevator operator because I just hate it when that happens.

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