I get the impression that when he was saying retros, he didn't mean go to orbital velocity and then slow down, but rather that he thought some rockets would be useful for above the atmosphere maneuvering.
Originally Posted by cjl
For my part, I don't think a suborbital passenger flight would be any harder to target than an ICBM. Like it or not, we seem to have the technology to land a warhead in a space smaller than an airport. I expect civilian usage of the targeting technology wouldn't that hard to arrange.
Forming opinions as we speak