Tubes? In spaaaaaace?
January 20, 2005 5:29 PM Subscribe
What would happen if someone were to build a tunnel or tube into space? (Description inside...)
posted by punkbitch to technology (10 answers total)
What I'm imagining is a collapsible tube made out of an ultra-strong material that a rocket would "erect into space." Huh? Well, what if a rocket, attached to this tube material (which could collapse onto itself like those collapsable cups) blasted off into space.
Basically . . . if there were a tube that connected the ground with outerspace . . .what properties would it exhibit? Would the atmosphere remain the same inside the tube as it is outside? Would this create a vacuum? Could we throw our garbage into orbit . . .or better . . . out of orbit? Thanks Mefites!