I've noticed lately that alot of companies are trying for single stage to orbit. In theory it could work, but only for non-human, suborbital flights, right? I mean force=mass X acceleration so you would need to drop mass to gain acceleration to get into orbit right? So whats with all the SSTO ideas?
Any company looking for funding should check out cafepress.com to start a store, grants.gov to get technoogy grants, and paypal to get donation buttons. Any more ideas?
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The Open Source Aerospace Project now has a SETI @ home project at http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/team_display.php?teamid=141198