View Poll Results: Should we launch our garbage into space? (Please take this seriously... PLEASE!!!)

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  • Of course we should.

    6 26.09%
  • We should not.

    10 43.48%
  • Only nuclear, toxic, or dangerous waste...

    2 8.70%
  • Send it into deep space/sun

    5 21.74%

Launching Garbage into space...

This is a discussion on Launching Garbage into space... within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; and i dont remember putting the option "launch it into deep space/sun" in my poll. is my memmory betraying me, ...

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    and i dont remember putting the option "launch it into deep space/sun" in my poll.
    is my memmory betraying me, or did someone else do it???
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    There's talk about a space elevator, we could put the garbage on that!
    http://www.techtv.com/news/scitech/s...370398,00.html

    I'm all for shooting it into the sun... the sun would probably enjoy a couple billion more pounds of **** to burn.

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    you said you should've added it...so i did it for you.
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    That's funny, somebody saying we will in effect DESTROY the sun or something by sending garbage into it. As the thread starter says, not much can be done to hurt the sun-a STAR for all that dont know.

    Maybe the person that said it thinks that all the coke/ice left in the Mcdonalds cups will put the SUN 'out'. Who knows.


    Maybe it would be cheaper to bury it on the moon-yes yes gravity issue but hey! we have been there before-and it is ours!




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    well considering the sun is a few millino degrees hot, everything launched at it would in effect be vaporized way before it even reached the surface. If i remember correctly from High School science, the suns corona (the damn thing sourounding the sun which extends a few hundred thousand miles into space) is even hotter than the surface of the sun so nothing would ever make it to the sun.
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    I don't see any reasons NOT to send the garbage to space. Landfills are filling up exponentially, and they're not getting bigger.

    And the garbage production is not going to stop or slow down anytime soon. Sooner or later we will have to find a way to get rid of it.

    Shooting it at the sun would be the most favorable option IMO. Like others have said previously, the garbage would be destroyed long before it actually got to the sun.

    BTW, we already put garbage into space. We do it with the shuttle, and we did it during the Apollo program. (Yes, there's garbage on the moon right now...)

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    $9,360,000,000 EVERY DAY!!!

    and that's just New York....


    Moreover what are you going to do whne it crashes? You've just put toxic wast in a n air burst all over the planet.
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    Originally posted by kermi3
    $9,360,000,000 EVERY DAY!!!

    and that's just New York....


    Moreover what are you going to do whne it crashes? You've just put toxic wast in a n air burst all over the planet.
    Oh, but didn't you hear them? We've perfected space flight so that it could NEVER, ever, EVER explode...

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    ho ooooooof courrrrse that's right! I forgot.

    *cough* carwrecks? airplane crashes? AMTRAK *cough*
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    Maybe the explosion would destory the garbage

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    >>Maybe the explosion would destory the garbage

    maybe we'd get really lucky and the explosion would incinerate you, too.

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    And i've done what to offend you?

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    Why, nothing at all. It was just too good of an opportunity to pass up.

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    Oh, do you do that to total strangers while walking down the street?

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    >Moreover what are you going to do whne it crashes? You've just
    >put toxic wast in a n air burst all over the planet.

    What are you going to do when there is no more planet? When
    everything is covered in garbage, and all of that toxic waste starts
    seeping into the ground water? There're only so many acres of
    Earth.

    That price you keep quoting is... That's how much it would cost
    currenty. Nobody ever said that we're going to start launching
    trash into space today. By the time an actual plan is developed,
    the cost would go down. NASA is already working on cheaper
    ways to launch things into space.

    http://fyi.cnn.com/2002/TECH/space/0...glev.launches/
    $10,000/pound -> $1,000/pound. That's a big difference.

    Oh, and also about that price -- that's Nasa's price. Open up the
    doors to private competition and that'll bring the price down
    more.

    Before a plan is even developed, they would have thought about
    all potential disasters, and how to deal with them.

    >AMTRAK

    Are you actually comparing AMTRAK to NASA?

    One NASA craft has exploded during launch. That was 20 years
    ago. I think NASA has pretty much perfected the process of
    getting things into space. And even if it's not perfect, it's still
    a chance that's worth taking.
    Staying away from General.

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