June 21, 2004

Well, kids? Are you ready?

from - smijer

"We are heading to orbit sooner than you think," he said. "We do not intend to stay in low-earth orbit for decades. The next 25 years will be a wild ride. ... One that history will note was done for the benefit of everyone."

- Paul Allen, here.


Posted by smijer at June 21, 2004 10:18 AM

Can anyone give me a concrete answer on where space begins and our atmosphere ends??

It is my understanding that you do not have to leave our atmosphere to maintain an orbit (which is what happened here)...you only have to reach the velocity to which you are falling towards the Earth at the same proportion to the Earths curvature and spin...approximately 5 miles per second.

univar.jpg Posted by jad on June 21, 2004 10:09 PM
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Space doesn't begin, and space doesn't end. Think about it. If it were to end, is seams as if it were to have no place to leave to, constantly causing it to circulate, then there would be no beginining or end. I cant really think of anything else to relate to at the moment, so bare with me. If you have ever played the Pacman games, you notice that the doors on each side never end, they just take you to the other side of the room/space. Therefor, relating that to space makes an entirely amount of sense in my opinion. That is my analasys and if you don't believe in it then that is your decision. This is just my understanding, and not a scientific fact to be debating about.
Signed- Neodave

univar.jpg Posted by neodave on June 24, 2004 10:26 PM
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On the contrary my fellow delibertarian, ...It is a FACT that must be considered by anyone wishing to establish themselves as a singular competitor in communications, intelligence, and space exploration.

Before you send a satellite or an inter-planetary ship into orbit or into outer space you must have a grasp on the physics of space travel.

I dont mean to sound like I know more than you, because I dont. In fact, my post actually ended in a question....but dont think that Space does not have an ending and an beginning. There are answers for everything....some answers you can find in a book, ...other answers you may have to conclude on your own solid research.

Does Space begin when the Earths gravitation no longer has an effect on the average human body??

Well, ...if you consider that to be fact then you will be two thirds of the way to the man on the moon before you ever leave our planets pull.

My suggestion to you: Microgravity.

Study it and start stretching your mind a bid. Who knows what will happen??

univar.jpg Posted by Was Once Banned / May Yet Be Once More... on June 24, 2004 11:10 PM
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