Ex-News Junkie
Your preference for air-breathing rockets does not invalidat
Tue Dec 5, 2017 6:48pm

e the idea of a space elevator.

Rockets carrying an handful of astronauts will play a small role in the future I envision, but generally they will be obsolete.

  • It won't be done by anybody EVER. (nm)DFM, Tue Dec 5 4:28pm
    • Your preference for air-breathing rockets does not invalidat — Ex-News Junkie, Tue Dec 5 6:48pm
      • Space Elevator cannot possibly be made to work. DFM
        • Rocket fuel is PH🚀🚀EY, Mon Dec 11 7:15am
          destroying ozone. We need an alternative means of propelling our ephemeral-everything into space.
        • Elevators pre-date rockets by a centuryEx-News Junkie, Sun Dec 10 9:07pm
          Rockets didn't launch from Cape Canaveral until 1950. The technology is dangerous and closely guarded due to the potential for weaponization. Due to cost, complexity, and high risk, few countries in... more
          • https://www.grc.nasa.gov/www/k-12/TRC/Rockets/history_of_rockets.html The date reporting the first use of true rockets was in 1232. At this time, the Chinese and the Mongols were at war with each... more
          • FurthermoreEx-News Junkie, Tue Dec 12 11:18pm
            Rocket technology is not guarded merely due to its potential for weaponization. Rockets were originally intended, built and used, as weapons. Peaceful uses came later, much later. Large rockets, for... more
            • A space elevator could clear orbital debrisEx-News Junkie, Tue Dec 12 11:28pm
              As a static structure, a space elevator could be used to collect or de-orbit space junk. With an appropriately designed Whipple Shield that can move up & down, a space elevator could absorb... more
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