Space colonization will only be viable if we are able to launch stuff into outer space at reasonable cost. Currently spaceflight depends on chemical rockets to reach orbit. However, chemical rockets suffer from a severe bottleneck. Continue reading Laser beam propulsion
A mass driver is a device that uses a linear motor to accelerate a mass to high-speed, hence the name. Electromagnetic catapult is another name for mass driver and refers to physical principles behind this system. Continue reading Solar sails or mass drivers?
For the establishment of secular, liberal, humanist and republican orbital space settlements