Reply to post: Re: "I'll put my money on a Skylon."

NASA lights humongous rocket that goes nowhere ... until 2019

Zmodem

Re: "I'll put my money on a Skylon."

electro magnets can go upto 1MW, compressing those would give you more gauss then the gravity of a neutron star, there is no gravity in space that could make a simple retracting magnet truster become useless, cancelling out your thrusters magnetic fields

to hover, you just have to carry on with the jump jet hover and landing, which would also apply to re-entry of atmosphere's

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