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Actually he says they CAN'T fire the shell to get off the Earth and land on other planets, and he really doesn't discuss the launch mode much except to say they can't fire it from the Earth's surface.
Originally posted by boymonkey74
Wow this is really cool, UK engineers have tested a projectile technology that they believe could be used to explore the Solar System.
It looks like a massive bullet or shell and it will carry instruments inside to test other worlds...the thing is it fires the shell at 600 miles an hour and everything inside is fine, at peak g it experiences 24 thousand G but remains intact and whatever inside remains intact also.