Re: Another Option
sounds like you are describing an ICBM - (or are they Ballistic if they are rocket driven anyway?) or an intermediate range one maybe.. anyway..
and a shit-ton of money and effort went into those, and the manned space flight descended from those...
Even the most insignificant knowledge or technology may lead to world altering discoveries further down the line.
Except for social media.
That's a complete waste of entropy.