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  •  OH oh that's 720ft I got distracted when I wrote (0+ / 0-)

    600(Thinking about something wit 6 in it) and didn't catch it.

    •  hey I was right 12X50 is 600 I was going with (0+ / 0-)

      12X60 to begin with and then the three year old needed something then well then this little bit of oh-oh.

    •  Actually, I think that they have... (1+ / 0-)
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      ... already thought of connecting Bigelow's into a ring, or maybe they are planning on make one in a ring shape; I forget. So your ideas have merit.

      The physics behind it is quite interesting. Your math is correct, except studies show that a ring cannot rotate faster than 2 RPM, otherwise the occupant would "feel" it.

      This means that for a 1-g environment, the circumference must be about 1,500 feet wide. That's not impossible, but still a little daunting.

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

      by The NM STAR Group on Sun Mar 17, 2013 at 02:18:22 PM PDT

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