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Giant Magnetic Slingshot for Space Launch

Slingshots for squirrels? ... that's old school my friend. And forget rockets for satellites too. All you need to launch something into orbit is a sled and a giant magnetic slingshot. As for the system’s cost, its low power requirements would allow spy micro-satellites to be slung into orbit for $50,000, a small fraction of the current $5-million launch cost.

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