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Old Posted Nov 12, 2021, 4:58 PM
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Its not complex its just expensive.

thats the whole reason for SpaceX and others working on re-usable spacecraft to cut the Price per LB for launch.

Its why the best option would be a "Space Elevator" but we dont have the materials capable of engineering such a structure.

...... yet!
ya, thats the only way id go to space, im scared of flying. we have real tall skyscrapers, if those were in like colorado or something, i wonder how close to space you would be to space? if you had like six or the tallest skyscrapers close together then you could almost make a sky city. like in some video games.

they would be skyscrapers that no one lives in except at the top, you could stay there a few days then you are so close to space it would be easy to go to a space city in whatever way that it would be.
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[QUOTE=dubu;9449216]ya, thats the only way id go to space, im scared of flying. we have real tall skyscrapers, if those were in like colorado or something, /QUOTE]

Not even close! Low Eat orbit starts at about 2k Kilometers above the surface or about 1300 miles, or about 7 million feet.

Even if you stacked every 100 story building on earth on top of the tallest mountain in Colorado that gets us to about 37,000 feet or about .5% of the height to orbit

If we move the towers to Everest that gets us to 51,000 feet or so. a mere .7% of the way there.
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Old Posted Nov 12, 2021, 7:39 PM
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thats far, but you could have a aircraft carrier up there in the town in the sky. it could throw the space craft, maybe it can be a electric space craft or something more advanced.
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Old Posted Nov 14, 2021, 2:52 AM
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Its not complex its just expensive.

thats the whole reason for SpaceX and others working on re-usable spacecraft to cut the Price per LB for launch.

Its why the best option would be a "Space Elevator" but we dont have the materials capable of engineering such a structure.

...... yet!

the space elevator will always be twenty years off, like fusion and a.i..
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Old Posted Nov 15, 2021, 2:17 AM
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the space elevator will always be twenty years off, like fusion and a.i..
Fusion sounds more realistic than "space elevator"
https://www.powermag.com/fusion-ener...han-you-think/

AI is getting scary. ask Elon Musk, Boston Dynamics, Google, etc.
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Old Posted Nov 16, 2021, 6:19 PM
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the space elevator will always be twenty years off, like fusion and a.i..
The fears of true AI and Automation are overblown. robotics is sitll a long way off from replicating anything outside of repetitive manual tasks and travel.

AI is great for analysis and pattern recognition (terrifying for surveillance and freedom) but its not true "intelligence" its just further improvements on computational power that we already do.

I dont know if we will every get to a real AI, just very close imitations.

As for Fusion we are closer to that than AI. And Space elevators are impossible with current known materials.
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Old Posted Nov 17, 2021, 1:27 AM
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Boca Chica launch site is situated close to the Mexican border. Can there not trouble arise, when a rocket overflies Mexican territory?
Rockets don’t overfly land at all early in launch. A launch from Boca Chica will be due East over the ocean. Never south.
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