Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Japan Will Have a Space Elevator by 2050

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    1,247
    Country
    Heard Island and McDonald Islands

    Post Japan Will Have a Space Elevator by 2050

    Japan Will Have a Space Elevator by 2050
    It might the stuff of science fiction dreams, but a Japanese construction company has announced that it will have built a working space elevator by 2050. Where can I join the queue?
    Source
    "To every man is given the key to the gates of heaven; the same key opens the gates of hell."
    -- Richard Feynman

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    6,515
    Country
    Jamaica

    Default

    That's awesome. I've always wondered about them when watching the 00-Gundam series.
    I'll probably never live to see see it, but awesome nonetheless.
    Remember me. In the end, no one lives forever.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    1,545
    Country
    Jamaica

    Default

    i'll be in line with my walking stick and all
    PC: Windows//Laptop: Linux//Tablet: Blackberry//Smartphone: Android//MP3: Apple

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    647
    Country
    Barbados

    Default

    I thought it was Arthur C Clarke who conceived the Space Elevator (as well as the Geosynchronous satellite orbit). Hats off to Mr. Artsutanov.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    773
    Country
    Jamaica

    Default

    Dwl i think this should be in the tech humour section
    IT'S YOUR GOD GIVEN RIGHT TO REMAIN STUPID
    You take the blue pill the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes. Remember, all I'm offering is the truth nothing more.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    7,077
    Country
    Jamaica

    Default

    Hmmm did anyone else notice 200kmh and going 36,000km will take 180 hours that's 7 and a half days travel... 0OL
    100% Vegan

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    6,515
    Country
    Jamaica

    Default

    I doubt the people that are serious about going to space want to get there in a few hours. The long time it will take is part of the fun.
    Similar to taking a boat at sea for days to go on vacation when you could've taken a plane and reached in a few hours.
    Remember me. In the end, no one lives forever.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    201
    Country
    Jamaica

    Default

    *Waits for Aeola Schenberg and GN drives now* crazy concept but ppl might consider going on it more out of amusement than anything functional at 1st.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    6,515
    Country
    Jamaica

    Default

    Dude if Aeolia Schenberg showed up right now I'd sign my life over to CB right away just become an Innovator. Doesn't take 7.5 days to reach the terminal from Earth though.
    Rather they have rocket boosted planes for the trip from earth to the spaceport then shuttles from the spaceport to the terminal. But those are people who live on the various stations/conducting business and not on vacation or a sightseeing trip like we would be.
    Last edited by ShadowWolfe Hellscream; March 13, 2012 at 01:40 AM.
    Remember me. In the end, no one lives forever.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    201
    Country
    Jamaica

    Default

    LOL i'll be more like an Ali Al Saachez type innovator. But on a serious note tho Japan is known for researching their technologies so i doubt they'd make something that takes forever to reach a certain distance. If anything is possible it could be a vertical implementation of their bullet train technology given that they're the world leaders in that type of rig up. SO yeah....definitely looking forward to seeing some orbital elevators too

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •