Inflatable tower could climb to the edge of space

 作者:广锗     |      日期:2019-03-02 03:16:01
By Jeff Hecht in Boston (Image: Thoth Technology Inc) A GIANT inflatable tower could carry people to the edge of space without the need for a rocket, and could be completed much sooner than a cable-based space elevator, its proponents claim. Inflatable pneumatic modules already used in some spacecraft could be assembled into a 15-kilometre-high tower, say Brendan Quine, Raj Seth and George Zhu at York University in Toronto, Canada, writing in Acta Astronautica (DOI: