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Space Elevator, by Steve Nerlich

15 Aug 2012, 05:28 UTC
Space Elevator, by Steve Nerlich
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Space Elevator, by Steve Nerlich

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I enjoyed listening to your presentation, (especially,) because you kept to the promise of making the theory of the CECNTSE, (Centrifugally Extended Carbon Nano Tube Space Elevator,) clear for the uninitiated. However, I must criticize the fact that, (like other websites and commentators,) you have not considered the concepts of other proposed space elevators which are quietly being developed.

This is questionable because after you have presented your conclusions about the unlikely feasibility of the CECNTSE you only offer the in-vogue dismissive opinion, (product of the current standstill in research,) of the hoped breakthrough needed in CNT technology.

I would recommend you look at the SpaceShaft and also the proposal by Prof. Quine of an inflatable tower. These two concepts are closer to the original Tsiolkovsky proposal (which should not be a reason for them to be dismissed).

If you care to know more about the SpaceShaft please send an email; for me to reply with an attached PDF. Although the paper is one of the very first and has been superseded by newer ones it shows the preliminary figures substantiating the claimed potential in an introductory format.

When you visit the SpaceShaft website; if you want to skip the wait time for the redirection I placed use the hyperlink below.


Best regards

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