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Obayashi to Build Space Elevator by 2050

mattr (78516) writes | more than 2 years ago

Moon 3

mattr writes "Japan's Obayashi Construction announced plans to build a space elevator by 2050. They are famous for wrecking skylines with the stupidly too big bullet train station in Kyoto, world's tallest self-supporting tower Tokyo Sky Tree and just starting now, Taipei Dome. It will take a week at 200 kph for your party of 30 to reach the 36 km high terminal station, while the counterweight sails by at 96 km, a quarter of the way to the Moon."
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math mistake (1)

Spazmania (174582) | more than 2 years ago | (#39120201)

That's 96 megameters, not 96 kilometers. The moon is nearly 400,000 kilometers away.

400km! (1)

evanism (600676) | more than 2 years ago | (#39120477)

Wow, I could drive there.

A slightly more detailed drawing (1)

TheInternetGuy (2006682) | more than 2 years ago | (#39121351)

They are going to have to produce a slightly more detailed drawing to get me to by any stock in that project.
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