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  •  After 5 years, PSI? (0+ / 0-)

    DO they carry back up air? How much?

    Or after 5 years has the air leaked out?

    IMHO the public would accept a backbone made of metal, with side rooms that are inflatable.

    For the same reason I see the first space elevator being built for Mars not Earth.


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    by Roger Fox on Sun Mar 17, 2013 at 05:21:52 PM PDT

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    •  I don't know what the atmospheric pressure is. (0+ / 0-)

      But any space station would have to have resupply missions, so as the oxygen is used up, it would be replaced.

      The air is still in the Bigelows in orbit now. Like I said, I don't know what the psi value is.

      The inside is metal and then inflated outward.

      A space elevator on Mars would be awesome!

      Reuse and commonality are the keys to a robust and profitable space program.

      by The NM STAR Group on Sun Mar 17, 2013 at 06:37:16 PM PDT

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