COMIC Japan to Spend $21,000,000,000 on a Power Plant in Fucking Space

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  1. Grifter

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    and so it begins :eek4:
     
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    its a laser in disguise
     
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    they should be spending that shit on something useful like gundams.
     
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    First life-size Gundams, now this. We're fucked.
     
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    they are taking down the gundam btw
     
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    its a great idea until we finally figure out fusion and get a steady supply of H3 coming from the moon.

    maybe they'll come up with microwave technology that doesnt have huge loses from atmosphere or they'll built a 60 mile tall tower for a reciever
     
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    RDB Blinded By Subpar Modulators

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    WHAT THE FUCK
     
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    in for orbital elevator
     
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    which floor?
    98465130864.
    VVRRROOOOOSSSSHHH!
     
  12. JP

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    In 2005, "the LiftPort Group of space elevator companies announced that it will be building a carbon nanotube manufacturing plant in Millville, New Jersey, to supply various glass, plastic and metal companies with these strong materials. Although LiftPort hopes to eventually use carbon nanotubes in the construction of a 100,000 km (62,000 mile) space elevator, this move will allow it to make money in the short term and conduct research and development into new production methods. The space elevator is proposed to launch in 2010."[dated info][24] On February 13, 2006 the LiftPort Group announced that, earlier the same month, they had tested a mile of "space-elevator tether" made of carbon-fiber composite strings and fiberglass tape measuring 5 cm wide and 1 mm (approx. 6 sheets of paper) thick, lifted with balloons.[25]

    The x-Tech Projects company has also been founded to pursue the prospect of a commercial Space Elevator.[citation needed]

    In 2007, Elevator:2010 held the 2007 Space Elevator games which featured US$500,000 awards for each of the two competitions, (US$1,000,000 total) as well as an additional US$4,000,000 to be awarded over the next five years for space elevator related technologies.[26] No teams won the competition, but a team from MIT entered the first 2-gram, 100% carbon nanotube entry into the competition.[27] Japan held an international conference in November of 2008 to draw up a timetable for building the elevator. [28]

    In 2008 the book "Leaving the Planet by Space Elevator", by Dr. Brad Edwards and Philip Ragan, was published in Japanese and entered the Japanese best seller list.[29] This has led to a Japanese announcement of intent to build a Space Elevator at a projected price tag of £5 billion. In a report by Leo Lewis, Tokyo correspondent of The Times newspaper in England, plans by Shuichi Ono, chairman of the Japan Space Elevator Association, are unveiled. Lewis says: "Japan is increasingly confident that its sprawling academic and industrial base can solve those [construction] issues, and has even put the astonishingly low price tag of a trillion yen (£5 billion) on building the elevator. Japan is renowned as a global leader in the precision engineering and high-quality material production without which the idea could never be possible."[28]
     
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    In for New Mombassa orbital elevator
     
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    PEW PEW PEW! :eek5:
     
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    That is awesome. Reminds me of a Transmetropolitan kind of thing where they cover Mercury in solar panels and beam the energy back to earth.
     
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    wait ? what?

    i read memento mori...
     
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    They needed parts for the orbiting destruction laser...
     
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    Draven2575 Taking one responsibility at a time

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    Spidey_C Play to win.

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    too bad the US only likes to cut NASA's funding but likes to fund stupid ass fucking cash for clunkers.
     
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    and the frog bridge (thats a california thing)
     
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    Draven2575 Taking one responsibility at a time

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    mofo gonna take control of it and we're fucked :noes:
     
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    :rofl: i remember building these things in sim city 2000 when i was 10 :rofl:
     
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    :bowdown::rofl:
     

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