Wednesday, September 23, 2009

PBS The Space Elevator Project

The space elevator project

How awesome is this?? Really, I would love to go on that elevator ride. I love elevators. They are magical. Even though they scare the Wendy. They are fun. You wait for the ding, the doors whoosh open, you step in, the doors woosh closed and up or down you go! Love them. I hope I get to ride the space elevator. I volunteer!!! Please take me. Momma give them a hundred bucks!!! Buy the ticket now.

Momma said she is waiting for the Jefferies tubes. Ok -- you need to know that my momma is a closeted Trekkie and she has forced me to watch enough Star Trek that I am sadly acquainted with basic Trekkology.... So, let me explain... in Star Trek - fictional, but don't remind her of that- there are small tunnels or corridors that provide access to critical starship systems. They can be oriented vertically or horizontally forming a travel network over large volumes of a starship even when the turbolifts [elevators] are not functioning. Sort of manufactured wormholes.. [yes another Trekkie theng] Am I putting you to sleep? Wake up!!!! It is not like I am forcing you to watch a Trekkie marathon .. this is just a reference point here... Oy vey.. Yes momma, thank you for reminding me... wormholes are unstable at both ends.. they can shift... of course... And you thought I had it easy...

And for a nugget you can't live without... Matt Jeffries was the original series Art director... he designed the original starship Enterprise... the tubes were named after him.

If you are ever in a conversation with momma... save your life. Do not confuse Star Trek with any other Sci-fi series, movie or such... Chewbacca is NOT in Star Trek. Save your life...

I still want go on that space elevator ride!

1 comment:

Honeygo Beasley said...

You are very adventuresome, 'vie.