A Conversation for The Space Elevator
Charles Sheffield's "The Web Between the Worlds"
Researcher 524695 Started conversation Dec 30, 2003
Synchronicity - when an idea's time is come, it often occurs to several people at once, independently.
Charles Sheffield wrote a book called "The Web Between the Worlds", in some editions of which there is a detailed engineering discussion in an appendix of exactly how the thing gets built. His method was to extrude the ropes from a spinnerette in orbit. Worth a read.
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