Stan Berkovich, of Evanston IL asks the question:|
this is the wrong forum to ask this question, but...)
Are there any plans to test/develop an earth-to-orbit
tether any time in the near future? I've heard that
the materials that can make this sort of experiment
possible are finally available in large quantities.
Maybe the elusive orbital tower is many years away,
but why not start with a very thin tether dropped from
low orbit into the upper atmosphere, say 10 miles below?
Would it not be possible, then, to start at geosynchronous
orbit, and drop a much longer tether (after a series
of progressively longer test-drops) in both directions,
resulting in a 40,000 mile-long moderately-loose thread,
along which small test payloads could climb? Moreover,
wouldn't it also be possible to assist in positioning
the atmospheric section of such a tether with high-altitude
aircraft flying within limited circular patterns? Are
there no experiments in this area currently planned?
Robert Quick, of Gloucester MA asks the question:|
big will the International Space Station be compared
to the MIR space station? ANSWER|
Tara asks the question:|
much fuel does the average space shuttle use to get
into space? ANSWER|
Brandon Bennetzen, of Grand Island Nebraska asks the
does TDRS compare to ground stations around the world.
Larry Mandelin, of Milwaukee WI asks the question:|
will be in northern Wisconsin in a remote area for Memorial
Day Weekend. Will I be able to see the ISS and the Shuttle?
Here is the LAT & LONG: Lat: 45'35" N, Long: 89'00"
W. Please email me back. Thanks! Larry Mandelin, Milwaukee,
Mike Vinet, of Sainte Adèle Québec asks
it possible to see the space lab from earth? 2- If the
answer is yes to question 1, could I get information
on the flight path of the space lab. Thanking you in
advance. Mike Vinet ANSWER|
David Larson, of Milwaukee Wisc. asks the question:|
I be able to see the shuttle and space station pass
over Milwaukee during the curent mission? ANSWER|
Joe asks the question:|
you guys have a drawing of were every thing is located
on the space shuttle can you send it to me because I
need a layout of the space shuttle for the project for
school. P.S. can you try to answer me today. ANSWER|
James G. Perkin, RRT, of Halifax Nova Scotia asks the
was logged on to the NASA Realtime site watching the
ISS orbit. The data panal athe the bottom of the screen
related to temperature shows 77.3F and 42.9C. These
temps don't match in concersion. 77.4F is 25.1C not
42.9C. Can you please explain if this is correct as
I must be misunderstanding. Thanx. Please forward this
to the proper place if it's not your section. ANSWER|
Toby Guiles, of Elbridge NY asks the question:|
visited KSC in March of this year and saw some modules
being assembled for the International Space Station.
Were any of these modules aboard STS-96? ANSWER|