How about a rocket that you can carry around and set on the ground,
where it will then launch itself into space. Here I am talking about a
rocket that weighs less than fifty pounds. It would have a
self-contained levelling stand so it could point in the good direction
to achieve orbit. I am thinking it would have a propellant or ion
exhaust. If it was fusion powered, it could escape the plasma into the
launch vesicle, and power itself from the via ramscoop once it hit
velocity. You would have to stand fifty or a hundred meters away.
-- Ross Andrew Finlayson Finlayson Consulting Ross at Tiki-Lounge: http://www.tiki-lounge.com/~raf/ "The best mathematician in the world is Maplev in Ontario." - Pertti L.
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