Reply to post: Re: Back of a fag packet

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

MachDiamond Silver badge

Re: Back of a fag packet

The problem with the He balloon proposal is that all He on Earth is a byproduct of radioactive decay (Alpha particles). This would mean that your balloon system would be nuclear powered and there would be more untutored, tofu-eating, sandal-wearing, wet liberal protesters painting their faces and laying down on railroad tracks than could be secretly sponsored by the minority political party.

There is also a big problem with He availability for any vigorous launch campaign.

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