Sunday, January 29, 2006

Space Elevator Art

Monte had a valid complaint in the last post
Pretty, but still in that mega-maglev, pre-Edwards style.

Maybe I generalize too much from my own "conversion" experience, but I'd rather see more renderings of the small, bare-bones SE that might (given the requisite CNT material) happen quickly and affordably, and fewer of the $500B fourth-generation Clarke/Sheffield/Robinson Deluxe...
Nyein Aung is doing this, results posted to the Liftport Gallery. I'll zip over to the Liftport Blog and post on this there as well. Here is a taste to make Monte a happy guy.

Expectations of 'what' launching to space looks like will need some adjustment. Not nearly as dramatic as Apollo 13 is it?

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