quote: Physics dictates that because of Earth gravity, a large portion of your fuel will have to be allocated in the effort to reach escape velocity. There's just no way around this.
quote: Sure you could build a space elevator. But I would be remiss to call it "cost effective", since constructing it would equal the cost of every space launch ever done in the history of mankind and then some.
quote: Just about everything you've said is completely wrong, and the irony of starting by saying "physics fail" just beggars belief.