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Monday, June 20, 2005

Story idea: terrorist attack on space elevator

Suppose a bunch of terrorists attacked a space elevator in Central Asia? How could I make this an excellent story?



Sabotage is a relatively unquantifiable problem. Elevators are probably less susceptible than suspension bridges carrying mass vehicular traffic, of which there are many worldwide. Nonetheless there are few more spectacular possible targets: no terrorist act in history has approached the potential destruction caused by the carefully-targeted sabotage of a space elevator. Concern over sabotage may have an effect on location, since what would be required would be not only an equatorial site but also one outside the range of unstable territories.


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