Space Elevator Redeux
Fri, 14 Jun 2002 15:27:10 -0700
>A space elevator...somethign that stretches from the ground into
>space.....Yea I think that might get thier interests.
Maybe if it were used to fortify a missile defense system... or
secure trading futures for Chase-Manhatten.
I still feel that the sheer grandeur of a space elevator is not
reason enough to bring it down. Until the space program becomes a
vehicle for greed or militarism, it will continue to be regarded as
politically benign. Besides, any future space programs, especially of
such a magnitude, will be international endeavors, not the sole
output of American Capitalism.
And how does one sever cables made of carbon nanofibers anyway? I
think Bill's reference to removing the counterbalance would be a bit
prohibitive for all but the most financially and technologically
secure terror entities. I suspect that such a construction could not
be brought down by a simple plane collision...
My three bits,