Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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pill for the burn

Another crazy rocket idea, sorry
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I was trying to imagine a spherical blast wave, like a bomb going off and what would happen at the interface of two such events. My thinking is that the waves won't travel through each other but compress and give a slightly greater force back the other way. INSERT - it would be like launching two fighter jets, exhaust to exhaust, in opposite directions.

Imagine a rocket with a tube through the centre of the combustion chamber like a tube of Smarties and that a single pill can be dropped at will.

Each pill will have a coating that will ablate in a constant way and time in the rocket's thrust stream. On stripping the coating, the pill which contains a slightly faster more powerful exposive than the thrust propellent, ignites.

If such an explosive exists, I am imagining it would give little steps, when needed, in the lift flight.

A Jetsons cartoon >>>>> reality attempt.

wjt, Nov 26 2009

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       If the rocket's path weren't perfectly vertical, then I imagine that the spherical shock waves would knock it off course.   

       I would bun, but my negligible knowledge of physics forces me to withold croissant until it can be proven that this wouldn't fail miserably.
DrWorm, Nov 26 2009
  

       There's a tag-line in there somewhere.
21 Quest, Nov 26 2009
  

       //My thinking is that the waves won't travel through each other//
other people's thinking on the other hand...
FlyingToaster, Nov 27 2009
  

       The waves being hot, sticky waves of mass.
wjt, Nov 27 2009
  

       I would bun, but my negligible knowledge of physics forces me to withold croissant until it can be proven that this would fail miserably.
Voice, Jul 23 2010
  

       [Flying_Toaster] //other people's thinking on the other hand...// Far be it from me to accuse anybody of linear thinking ..
mouseposture, Jul 23 2010
  
      
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