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    Bring on the SpaceShaft!

    Found via a tweetNextBigFuture introduces me to the Spaceshaft!!!!

     

    A private European organization has a proposal for creating 100-300 kilometer high multipurpose towers. The towers would be composed of moveable lighter-than-air rings stacked upon each other. Modules would be added from the bottom up and filled with a light gas. Shuttles within the shaft could take people and payloads to the top, slowly but inexpensively. In an interview with Sander Olson, Patrick Vankeirsbilk describes how the first towers could become operational within a decade, and could be used both for tourism and for getting payloads inexpensively into space.

     

    Yes Please!!  Read it all! Hey is this the cheaper 80% alternative to Space Elevators/Beanstalks?

     

    More:

    http://spaceshaft.org/

    https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/SpaceShaft

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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