StopLurkListen: One of the most dangerous things you'll probably do today is get in a car. Over thirty thousand people in the United States are killed each year in cars.
NobleHam: Is there a chance the tube could bend?
RatMaster999: DamnYankees: Doesn't seem all that practical. And what if the tube ruptures?Unless the tube ruptures right were the capsule is, I imagine there would be something of a jolt, then the thing slowing down do to wind resistance. Though, with sensors in place to detect changes in air pressure through the system, you could start slowing the capsule with the magnets before they hit the wall of air.Just my guess, I was an English major, not an engineer.
StopLurkListen: he Concorde could go from London to NY lickety-split but it couldn't make enough money to stay in business, except for subsidies in the name of national pride -- and it's route (thin air) required no construction or maintenance ...
Pray 4 Mojo: Hollie Maea: Personally, I would put the access road between the two tubes...since it would be up on pylons don't need much buffer on each side.Ohhh... good call. What about seismic and noise issues?/Hope you know I'm not doing this to break balls... it's really interesting.//and I appreciate your indulging me.
The All-Powerful Atheismo: No mention in the article of how much the tube would cost.
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