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Space slingshot – a good idea, but still the wrong idea

Rocketry is an expensive and risk-laden way of getting stuff into orbit. It costs more than $20,000 to launch 1kg of matter into orbit…launching people is even worse. The fuel pollutes, the technology is fault-prone. It’s time to look at other ways of doing things. Continue reading Space slingshot – a good idea, but still the wrong idea