"To put this into a perspective where Arthur (C. Clarke) and I agree...it's going to take zero-point energy to get us to Alpha-Centauri." - Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Interview by Andrew Chaikin, Editor Space Illustrated magazine, February 27, 2001
Over the past fifty years, commercialization of space has been a goal of mankind. Ever since Sputnik and Mercury, it is generally agreed that the human race will eventually reach the stars. It is only a matter of when. The 20th century revolution in physics which brought a deeper understanding of gravity, inertia, and electromagnetism still awaits the inventive genius, though government documents reveal classified developments that far exceed scientific expectations. While acknowledging that taxpayer dollars have already created propulsion breakthroughs, some Congressional efforts advocate declassification and disclosure for civilian use. In parallel, future propulsion innovations are being developed worldwide.
Some of the areas of interest for this program are:
- Electrogravitics and Electrokinetics for Aviation and Space Travel by Dr. Thomas Valone, is an excerpt from Chapter 1 of the new book, Electrogravitics II, published by Integrity Research Institute (pdf).
- Billion-Dollar Trial & Error of the aeronautics industry, demonstrating the failures of all conventional propulsion developments to date for near space orbit and back. The situation demands a more advanced technology.
- Electrogravitics Development Invention by T. Townsend Brown, reaching a peak of aerospace interest in the 1950's. NASA is just starting to catch up with their first patent.
- The Hartman Project Demonstration of inhomogeneous magnetic field gradient force for fuelless transportation.
- Magnetic Energy Converter Advocacy for the Godin and Roshchin team (AIAA 2001-3660) whose invention combines homopolar and electrogravitic technology. Detailed business plan is available from EPS, LLC.
- Plasma Focus Fusion and patent preparation for Eric Lerner whose invention has achieved a billion degrees, satisfying their NASA nuclear propulsion grant criteria. See Business Plan for more details about energy applications.
- AIAA Joint Propulsion Conference Particularly the Breakthrough Propulsion Physics Section. The 2001 AIAA JPC was progressive and future-focused.
- Space Drive Conference Weinfelden, Switzerland annual event with innovative presentations.
- Matter-Antimatter Research Particularly work by Bernard Haisch that centers on "Prospects for an Interstellar Mission" and the calculated amount of antimatter needed for a round trip.
- Zero-Point Energy Truly the "fuel of the future" and the subject of a popular book by Thomas Valone due out in 2004. "Feasibility Study of ZPE Extraction" study available now from IRI (online version is free).
- Bulgarian Circular Craft video clip Truly the "propulsion of the future" and the type of space travel capability we look forward to.
- Exopolitics 2007 Hawaii and X-Conference 2008 Slideshow by Dr. Valone (19 Mb PDF).
Publications and Reports from IRI with assessment of non-conventional propulsion developments:
- Zinsser "Mechanical Energy from Gravitational Anisotropy" #701
- Valone "Electrogravitics Systems" #611
- Brown "T. Townsend Brown: Bahnson Labs 1958-1960" #606
- Valone "Non-Conventional Energy and Propulsion Source Database" #502
- Valone "Inertial Propulsion: Concept & Experiment, Parts 1&2" #602
- Thornson "Inertial Impulse Engine of B. Roy Thornson" #608
- Valone "Inertial Propulsion Patent Collection" #609
- Valone "Free Energy and Antigravity Propulsion #607
- Thomas "Antigravity: The Dream Made Reality" #703
- Watson "Gravitational Control Research" #704
- Valone "Zero Point Energy and the Future" #822
- Saxl "Observations of Periodic Phenomena with a Massive Torsion Pendulum" #702
- Cook "Hunt for Zero Point" #70