Reply to post: "...start work on the space elevator..."

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JeffyPoooh Silver badge

"...start work on the space elevator..."

Space Elevator fanboyz make me laugh.

They're okay with all the prerequisites...

Magic 40,000 km long cable made from carbon nanotubes something_or_other

Whirling counterweight securely tugging on said cable

Vague hopes about weather, induced currents, wayward aircraft

Some magic power-beaming laser beam or microwave thingy to power the climber

But when I suggest using a looped cable, a simple pulley at the top and a simple electric drive motor on the ground, suddenly they get all immediately-practical on me, and the pulley concept becomes a compete impossibility.



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