Posted: Oct 18, 2014 12:51 am
Onyx8 wrote:
Weaver wrote:
THWOTH wrote:That's just what the terrorists want you to think, and it's exactly that kind of defeatist attitude that has held you humans back for centuries.


Anyway, building a space elevator on the Western edge of the Pacific would mean that if it did come down it would only come down with a bit of a splash.

If one comes down, it will wrap around the whole planet a couple times.

Geosynch is 36,000 km, world circumf is 40,000 km.

Damn you with your facts and figures. :lay:

The fibres could enhance bridge design too I read. Imagine, if you can, a bridge across the English channel, the straits of Gibraltar, or from Milwaukee to Muskegon. Welcome to the future - soon we'll all have a personal jetpacks and food in pill form.