Can City

A cylindrical space habitat. (Read the full article)

"goes even farther back with george o'smith and venus equlateral (short stories written in the late 40's and 50's)"
( 6/14/2004 1:56:46 PM )
"The idea goes further back in time. I believe appear in a Tsiolkowski novel of the 1900. That is said in the book "High Frontier" of Gerald O'Neil. The prophet of the idea of space habitats. Omar Vega"
(Omar Vega 10/17/2004 8:16:58 PM )
"Interestingly, the Princeton physicist Gerard O'Neill calculated that even when staying inside the limits of strength of present-day building materials like aluminum, glass, and steel, it was possible to build such cylinders 4 miles in diameter and 20 miles long. This would be big enough for blue skies and natural cloudbanks inside."
(Mike Combs 4/21/2005 5:41:19 AM )

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