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How High Can We Build?

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What's the tallest THING we've ever built? How tall will we EVER be able to build?

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Links:

see two sunrises/sunsets and calculate the Earth's Radius: http://www.darylscience.com/downloads/DblSunset.pdf

also HERE: http://www.astro.princeton.edu/~dns/teachersguide/MeasECAct.html

Tallest Structures TIMELINE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_three_tallest_structures_in_the_world

Tallest list incorporating building/structure distinction: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tallest_buildings_and_structures_in_the_world

falling person and terminal velocity: http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/askasci/phy00/phy00012.htm

KWTV, first radio mast taller than the Empire State Building: http://www.fybush.com/sites/2004/site-040129.html

radio mast collapse VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vx4k9gXAZEM

Dubai and Burj Khalifa in fog: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vo3pY_jmn2w

Pictures of Burj Khalifa: http://www.owips.com/burj-khalifa/

Burj Khalifa and Ramadan: http://www.emirates247.com/news/emirates/burj-khalifa-residents-must-fast-a-little-longer-2011-08-07-1.411516

Shuttle / ISS height: http://serc.carleton.edu/quantskills/activities/botec_orbit.html

Sunrise from orbit VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nF5RXQxDH4

XKCD Date Idea" http://blog.xkcd.com/2009/04/06/a-date-idea-analyzed/

Space elevator: http://www.spaceward.org/ (be sure to enjoy the Conan Space Pirate Toy .gif)

http://www.spaceelevatorblog.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_elevator

Another possible way to make a super-tall structure: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_fountain

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