Is it possible to build a space fountain?

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Offline thedoc

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Is it possible to build a space fountain?
« on: 28/07/2015 13:50:01 »
Nelson Pinheiro asked the Naked Scientists:
I'm trying to build a small working version of the space fountain. do you think it's possible. i would love to hear the pros and cons from you guys and gals. Also since i am just a hard working guy trying to change our future, would you have any advice or helpful tips for a guy that feels like i am in over my head.

What do you think?
« Last Edit: 28/07/2015 13:50:01 by _system »


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Re: Is it possible to build a space fountain?
« Reply #1 on: 30/07/2015 08:07:42 »
Sure. Floppy plastic sheet tube. Garden hose with jet sprayer attachment.

Spray up into the tube and it should rise as a parabola.

Maybe a strip of velcro along the tube could allow a light-weight motorized wheel to climb it.
« Last Edit: 30/07/2015 08:14:21 by AndroidNeox »