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ON A TREADMILL?:D:D. So I was wondering something along the same lines. Why don't we aim our cars in the direction we want to go on the street and use the Earths Rotation to get moving.

Or would it work if I had a cable one end tied to the roof of the vehicle and the other to the ISS. Think that would work??

Lets use our heads on this one. 1 Can it be done. 2 if so how would you do it, and please don't say I'll just start the car:D.3 Anything else.
 

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It would probably be much more cost effective to just drive the car than it would be to attach a cable to the space station. $19 million to attach cable vs $30.00 for a tank of gas :)sphss
 

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So how would it work. Could a car be driven slow enough to stay in one spot. Minus the space station deal that was just a prop.

Or if a person is driving from California to New York and New York to California. Would the drive back to California be faster because the car is going in the same direction as the Earths rotation??

OH and are you the guy that told the guy that I'm the guy that gave the guy a black eye???:D:D

It's Friday boys and it's a good thing;)
 

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Your first problem is that the ISS is not geostationary so you might be a bit displeased with the location of your cable pull not to mention the speed.

Now, I have heard of fighter pilots taking off at daybreak on the East coast and arriving at base in California with enough time to catch a couple hours of sleep before the sun rises again.
 

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Your first problem is that the ISS is not geostationary so you might be a bit displeased with the location of your cable pull not to mention the speed.

Now, I have heard of fighter pilots taking off at daybreak on the East coast and arriving at base in California with enough time to catch a couple hours of sleep before the sun rises again.
That sounds like a pretty cool. What did the SR-71 Blackbird top out at before retirement? Something like Mach 3 or 4? Being that it may, could a jet plane fly fast enough to always keep daylight or Dark with the rotation of the earth?
 

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That sounds like a pretty cool. What did the SR-71 Blackbird top out at before retirement? Something like Mach 3 or 4? Being that it may, could a jet plane fly fast enough to always keep daylight or Dark with the rotation of the earth?
The Blackbird could outrun the earth's rotation quite handily. That being said, could it go back in time with a few prompt rotations West?
 

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ABSOLUTELY, it was done by Chuck Yeager!!!:D
Well, technically speaking you could cross the INTL. date line to tomorrow or yesterday but when the earth's rotation is complete and you return to your original location the time you have been in the air will be lost forever - despite the direction of your rotation.
 

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I still cant believe people were adamant that the plane would not take off if it was on a treadmill, assclowns.............:D
 
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