Date: Sat, 06 Nov 1999 15:22:06 +0100
From: MacKay 
Organization: Altus Praeses
X-Accept-Language: en
Subject: The Name "Halo" origin.

Here's a dose of fact for the theories page:

Buckminster Fuller, discoverer of C60 (Buckminsterfullerene), is the
creator of the HALO name.

This from Bucky himself:

"In 1951, I designed a free-floating tensegrity ring-bridge to be
installed way out from and around the Earth's equator. Within this
"halo" bridge, the Earth would continue its spinning while the circular
bridge would revolve at its own rate.  I foresaw Earthian traffic
vertically ascending to the bridge, revolving and descending at
preferred Earth loci."

So there you have it, the origin of the term, "halo."


The following was posted by Geon to our Forums.

Buckminster Fuller and C-60
Posted By: Geon
Date: 10 November 1999, 12:10 a.m. 

just a somewhat pedantic correction of a point made in the theory about 
the initial origin of the word 'Halo' in this context - 

B. Fuller did NOT discover C-60 -- C-60 was named for him by the research 
team that did because its structure paralled his designs for geodesic domes. 

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