Marines In SPACE

War Is Boring

Two years ago I penned a cover story for Popular Science about two maverick Marines and their idea to build a spaceship for transporting troops anywhere in the world in an hour.

The way that the image shows is somewhat of a flight of fancy.  Something that might be truely doable is a 100% kenetic approach with a magnetic rail gun system on the ground, shooting cargo up to a positioning satillite, and then shooting them down to their intended target.  According to Wiki Answers, it only takes about 90 minutes for the current space shuttle to orbit the earth, so anywhere on the Earth in about 2 hours is potentially possible, right?

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