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? asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 9 years ago

Wouldn't it be best to build a space elevator instead of using shuttles?

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  • 9 years ago
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    We might someday build a space elevator if we can ever develop a material that's strong enough. No such material yet exists.

  • 9 years ago

    We don't have strong enough materials. From your source:

    "While some variants of the space elevator concept are technologically feasible, current technology is not capable of manufacturing practical engineering materials that are sufficiently strong and light to build an Earth-based space elevator of the geostationary orbital tether type."

  • 9 years ago

    My concept employs a MAGLEV launch base two miles long,

    and a modified 757/787 transfer vehicle that carries solid boosters and scramjet suborbital deployer.

    very sweat...but just a dream

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    “ [T]here are known knowns; there are things we know we know.

    We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know.

    But there are also unknown unknowns – the ones we don't know we don't know. ”

    —Former United States Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld

    What a dumbf**k come up with this cr@p

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  • ?
    Lv 6
    9 years ago

    no, its very expensive the construction cost, the number crunching, the materials, then to lose it to a hurrican or earthquake etc...?

    diverting flights around it

  • 9 years ago

    Or we could go to the north pole and use hot-air balloons!

    Source(s): part-time mad scientist.
  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    How do you know where to put the top?

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    The shuttle has more capacity and can potentially fly asians, indians, and mexicans to places that we won't have to see them.

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