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Virgin 'spaceship' pilot 'unlocked tailbooms' going through sound barrier

Alan Brown Silver badge

Re: Right Direction?

"The real way to get mankind off the planet - "

Is to stop messing around with oversized firecrackers and concentrate on more practical systems.

Rockets are fine for what they do, but they have extremely limited payloads. You're firing something at the ground and riding the recoil to orbit. Better to fire bullets to orbit instead, or use a slingshot and launch the payload that way.

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