If space is the future, sending a few people on the top of a burning Hydrogen+Oxygen rocket engine is expensive and dangerous.
We are proposing using the same Hydrogen+Oxygen paradigm to make something that is not as expensive, but still very dangerous.
Hydrogen for lift (balloon), Oxygen + Hydrogen for boost and the empty shell for a solar sail.
Even if we can only lift small weights out of the atmosphere, the cost would be significantly less than a rocket designed for warfare and modified for travel.
Photons as wave and particle
As you view a wave, all you see is the wave pattern,
but Photons dip deep below the wave to loop
into the next wave and appear to be a particle.
Can you add mass to photons to make a photonic bullet?
Build a mirrored octagon box with the mirrors facing inward. inject a laser beam in one end pointed to one of the corners, continue adding to the stream of the bouncing laser.
Assuming little or no loss of energy when the beam strikes a mirror, is the energy additive, or will it disappear once the flow is turned off?
Can you build up enough energy and open a shutter and send out a photonic bullet?
If you take the accepted form of photons being a wave, probably not, but if you use the reverse wave function outlined in this web page, maybe so.