Currently the cheapest way of getting to space is by means of Soyuz rocket. Cost of launch is around 30 million $. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! of course its much lower than that, so the profit is favorable anyways. So my idea of getting into space is by using 2 new innovative ideas: 1) plasma technology to reduce air friction 2) ion propulsion 3) expandable wings I propose to make a huge helicopter with many different specialized layers of rotors. The helicopter will be launched from the highest possible altitude atop of high altitude airplane. The helicopter will come off the mounted latches and will than climb upwards by itself using extremely wide huge area rotors, thus allowing it to climb and use the little air that is left in the atmosphere. At the mark of 40 miles it will create its own lift by using xenon propulsion ion engines mounted on the rotors surface while those are spinning. And it is in space. Of course the idea is that the same way the rotors lift the helicopter in the atmosphere the helicopter's ion propulsion mounted engines on the rotors will lift it. But all that has to be tested whether the physics will allow it. At all this time the helicopter body will be ionized by plasma, thus reducing the drag substantially. Expandable wings will be used to increase the area of the rotors thus making it the most efficient to climb upwards. The main problem is this: 2) How far can a helicopter go taking advantage of the littler air that is left, taking into advantage the decrease drag of air on the body due to plasma and the expandable rotors area? 3) At what altitude is the ion propulsion sufficient enough to create a lift for that mass? perhaps ion propulsion acceleration is way too low to create any force upwards, so is there any chemical fuel that will allow the helicopter to climb by itself up?