A railgun would not be too feasible for human launches-- unless you like being flattened into a smear of jelly. The acceleration would be immediate, immense and all at once. But a long coilgun could do the job with relatively little G strain on our fragile bods, building up speed relatively slowly until launch.
Originally Posted by JohnD
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