Tuesday, August 22, 2006

This Space Project Wants Your Feedback

Readers:

I have been contacted by the group at the website, www.tasha9503.com. Check it out. Here are 17 questions/feedback that they have wanted information on. I think its best left to readers of the blog to respond to this group re their plan to launch an 80 unit condo project throughout the galaxy. Here are the comments/questions I just received that you might want to opine on for the project creators. Keep in mind, the 17 questions/comments were in response to my comments.

1) I found your site in a google search engine "Space" (this refers to how they found Professor L).
2) Yes we are for real.
3) Why did you send me an http:// to a assurance company (no idea what this is, probably an electronic glitch).
4) The technical drawings were produced with the AutoCAD 2002 and 2004 program in .dwg.
and yes we are serious
5) financing
6) We would like to be open for rental in 2015, but that will take six successful launches.
7) Every negative comment received so far has given us all challenges to salve and so helped us design a condo that can and will work (disregarding the plasma core) telling us why we can't makes us prove we can.
8) Every physics and engineering problem has been solved by other before us and we just collected there answers.
9) Business and financial questions will be the slowing movement we must push against.
10) Have you a problem with living inside an 80m x 20m hollow cylindrical magnet?
11) Do you foresee problems with the operations of computers inside an 80m x 20m hollow cylindrical spinning magnet?
12) Do you have information regarding the size and strength a magnet must be to deflect and collect the magnetically charged plasma that we must deal with when we move beyond the Earths Magnetosphere?
13) Is there a an engineering situation you feel we have over looked or not addressed @ tasha9503?
14) Is there a physics question you feel we have over looked or not addressed @ tasha9503
15) You profusely apologize for sounding negative but have not yet pointed to any reason we can not build the initial condo to be used as a hotel resort.
16) You have not yet requested any information, that might alleviate the fears you found out side the box.
17) The site shows our immediate plans and our long term goals, but it has not gone into the details of how we plan to salve the problems other were stopped at. you have not even pointed out a spot where people stopped.

Space Cynic readers, check out their website and post your feedback and comments.

7 Comments:

Blogger TomsRants said...

...and "All I need is $100 million to buy a fleet of spaceships."

Tuesday, August 22, 2006 3:07:00 PM  
Blogger Bill White said...

I am tempted to reverse engineer various possible questions that provoked those 17 answers. Might be fun.

More seriously, I have met this Nigerian gentleman passing through the tubes of the IntarWeb who might be interesting in making an inevstment.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006 3:16:00 PM  
Blogger Bill White said...

Jeopardy!

That was the phrase I was looking for? Let's play Jeopardy using those 17 answers as the hints for creating amusing quetsions.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006 3:18:00 PM  
Blogger Professor L said...

Space Cynic Readers:

This is the email that prompted the reply with the 17 questions/comments:

"Tasha9503, you have peaked my interest. First, how did you know to send me your initial email?
Next, what you have on your site and what you tell me is so outrageous and hard to comprehend let alone believe, I have to ask, without in anyway being insulting so please do not think I am being insulted, are you guys/gals for real? Are you serious about all this or this is a grand put on, a scam or something. Again, I am not intending to be rude or to put down your ideas, its just so out there that it smacks of total Kool Aid and more. Surely you have been told this before so I just have to ask if you are really serious about this program you are describing to me.

Assuming you are for real, how are you financing this project, when do you intend to do it, over what time period? When would your initial launch be? I guess I should spend more time at your website. Its really hard to take your program seriously. For sure, its not conventional to say the least. I am almost speechless.

I certainly want more information and will spend some time on your site. Thank you for communicating with me. And please don't take my comments the wrong way. I am working hard here to keep an open mind but you must know that what you say is outrageously outside the box, even to those of us that live outside the box.

Let's see where this discussion takes us. I will check more deeply into your website and in the meantime, if you have more material you can forward me, please do.

Also, my colleagues in the copy to line above are working with me to evaluate the material and responses you provide, plus what is on your website. These three individuals represent the business and financial world, physics and engineering, and all of us are dedicated to further the development of space."

Tuesday, August 22, 2006 4:52:00 PM  
Blogger oldspacecadet said...

1: The numbers don't add up. For $1 million, I can get use of the hotel for one week per year. Thus, for $52 million, I can get permanent use. Yet, to buy a condo takes $3.5 billion?
2: There isn't enough heavy lift on the planet to launch these things. Skylab -- essentially a 3 person condo -- took a Saturn 5 for launch. An 80+ unit condo?
3: Magnetic shielding for charged particles would take something on the order of ten times the field in an MRI scanner tunnel. Bioeffects are problematic.
4: Assumption is that time in a 2 G field would counter roughly the same time in 0 G. It doesn't work that way.
5: This concept can't withstand any critical reading.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006 9:09:00 PM  
Blogger Oilboy in Neverland said...

i turn to another science to point out a dissatisifing equation they propse to deal with rather simply..

Basic Agriculture...

the Acidity of Human Waste would not magically make fertilizer. it would kill anything you planted, and they expect to feed people from this? not to mention the random outbreachs of food-borne illness because of the practice . it would never work. and with all the magnetism involved i do not even beleive that and "crops" would sprout, i would however like to see the genetic effects on the flora. the only way that they could make this work would be to import roughly 1000lbs of lime per month inorder to counteract the acidity... and there is still no garantee that it would work. and the use of the lime inorder to produce an acceptable acidity level in soil, would slow the entrophy process. the garden would be a very tedious area, where the slightest mistake in mixture of compost to lime could kill your crew.
another one is about the Space Hotel would remove space debris with six robotic appendeges. he seems to have forgotten that during this process, his/her space hotel is spinning... this would make the removal of any space debris near immpossible and certainly not easy... if memory serves, Apollo 11 spun at 112 rt/m (rotations per minute) to simulate 3G this thing would have to move faster because of its proposed size. but then again, im not a herbologist or aerophysisist, so i could be wrong, but i am a Health Inspector, and the use of human waste in your product isn't healthy, or good business

Saturday, August 26, 2006 3:20:00 PM  
Blogger Professor L said...

For those of you interested in an extension of the above post by "oilboy" you are directed to the March 24, 2004 program on The Space Show with Constance Adams, a NASA consultant and space architect who specializes in closed systems engineering and design. I am sure you will find it inteesting to hear what she says about the state of our ability to design closed systems, just how basic the ISS is and lots more. You can find this show at:
http://www.thespaceshow.com/index.asp?s=3%2F2004&e=3%2F2004. Just scroll down to the March 23, 2004 date. This program is a reality check to those that believe the engineering issues are solved, etc. Hardly. Ms. Adams and I are working on an update on The Space Show so follow the newsletter at http://www.thespaceshow.com/newsletterfinal.htm to see when her return to the program is scheduled.

Sunday, August 27, 2006 10:42:00 AM  

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