• Nov. 22, 2021, 2:25 a.m.

    I'm new to the forum, I don't know if I'm following the rules, please delete this if I am.

    It seems to me that it is vital for economic reasons that we expand our civilization into space. It also seems to me that the cheapest way to get their on a large scale is to launch a craft out of a railgun, get it to fire a scramjet and then launch a rocket to get the material for a Skyhook into space. Then once we have the Skyhook nix the rocket. Has this been proposed before? I can't find any sources that lay out that particular hybrid approach. Am i missing something? Any help is appreciated. Thank you.