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To The Moon!

May 18, 2011


At 75 mph, it would take you 4 months to drive to the 238,857 miles to the moon.

Also, for some perspective, the Space Shuttle and International Space Station orbit just 190 miles up. The moon, so far away from me.

So where’s my damn space elevator? Or better yet my sling-on-a-ring – imagine an ring of tethered satellites orbiting the earth, with modules that drop a line down *vertically*, pluck a ton or cargo from planes at 40,000 feet and jerk it into low earth orbit. I don’t know how many Gs that would be, but GODDAMN I want that.

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