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February 10, 2009

Holy skyscrapers Batman!

srikanth @ 9:00 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1234299649 ) Play

Guest question from udupendra.

(1) first proposed this seemingly outlandish concept. (2) shows a variation of the same. Identify (1) and (2).

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  2. 407d6b993e8464e3c0fe63bdfaee64ed

Cracked by almost everyone! Check out udupendra’s comment for the answer straight from the horse’s mouth :)


32 Responses to “Holy skyscrapers Batman!”

  1. nisha's thambi
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    Konstantin Tsiolkovsky -> Space Elevator -> Space Fountain


  2. Space elevators(2) was first proposed by Konstantin Tsiolkovsky(1)


  3. duriel
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    Konstantin Tsiolkovsky
    (Space elevator)

    Space fountain


  4. AmK
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    Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (1), space elevator (2)


  5. Neeraj

    1. Konstantin Tsiolkovsky who first came up with the concept of a space elevator.
    2. Roderick Hyde design of a Space Fountain a variant of a Space elevator.


  6. udupendra
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    Tsiolkovsky (1) came up with the concept of ‘Space Elevator’. A ‘Space Fountain’ (2) is a slightly more practical version of the same.


  7. Kal
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    Konstantin Tsiolkovsky and Space elevator


  8. username
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    3
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    1 is Konstantin Tsiolkovsky
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K.....siolkovsky

    2 is The Hyde Design for a space fountain
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_fountain


  9. Raghuvansh
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    Tsiolkovski, papa of the Space Elevator. Second image shows a space fountain.


  10. Ps

    1. Konstantin Tsiolkovsky – proposed the conception of the Space Elevator
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_elevator

    2. Space Fountain, a variation of the above.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_fountain


  11. Goyal
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    Tsiolkovsky – Space Elevators


  12. karthik

    Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky-space elevator


  13. alephnull

    1. Tsiolkolovsky (close enough)
    2. Space fountain

    An easy one since it was recently featured in the the xkcd alttext :)


  14. mach101

    1)Konstantin Tsiolkovsky
    2)launch loop or orbital ring?


  15. svgreatest

    Konstantin Tsiolkovsky and Space Elevator


  16. Nakul

    Space fountain


  17. Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky. The Space Elevator.


  18. Mo

    Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovskii and his space elevator


  19. Aparna
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    1. Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky
    2. Space elevators.


  20. Aparna
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    Correction! 2 is space fountain, the original concept was space elevator


  21. shrik
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    Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovskii and the space elevator


  22. priyananda

    1.Konstantin Tsiolkovsky
    2.Space Elevator


  23. Ananth
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    1. Konstantin Tsiolkovsky who proposed Space elevators.
    2. Space Fountain


  24. Srivatsa

    Space Fountain…
    If you think space elevators are good, but just too boring and practical, check out ‘space fountains’


  25. madhur
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    1. Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky
    2. Space fountain


  26. Siddharth Jain
    1

    1. Konstantin Tsiolkovskii
    2. Space Fountain


  27. Gautam Dn(RV)

    Is this Skyhook(The CIA idea) ? You know the idea used by Bruce wayne in Hong kong to escape that building?1 is Otto Winzen


  28. Gautam Dn(RV)

    Is this Sky hook? The CIA idea used by bruce wayne in Hong Kong.The guy is Otto Winzen


  29. Chandrakant Nair

    Konstantin Tsiolkovsky – Space Elevator


  30. quaziluffy

    Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Space fountain


  31. Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky and the space elevator


  32. sne

    Tsiolkovsky, first proposing space elevators.


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