posted on Oct, 19 2006 @ 11:38 AM
Check out this link
This kind of stuff is being done by private companies without government funding. It's amazing!
The future is going to be very interesting. Heres a link to the outfit building the engines seen above:
This kinda makes it easier to understand why nations need to establish clear policies for space exploration/exploitation. Seem like in just 20-30
years space will be accesible to anyone with a few 100,000 euros.
[edit on 19-10-2006 by sanctum]