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National Space Council 2018

High Hopes for the new National Space Council. But hopes aren’t enough and lobbying isn’t enough. Make something, be part of the work. You can. Where there is nothing anyone with an idea and the will to do a project well is a making a benefit and can see a profit. Seize the opportunity.

Satellites and Robots and Military technologies are perceived as the easy money fruit because not enough work has been done publicly to make Human Spaceliving seem as easy an option.

Closed Loop Ecological Systems reduce and eventually must eliminate the need for resupplies from Earth. There have been many advances in enclosed agriculture… what are they and how do they apply? In a small space can they be constructed to make adequate yields of nutrition and safe, usable atmospheres?

Reduced Gravity experiments are a fundamental absolute requirement. It is established that microgravity is not healthy, but there is no real 1 quarter or 1 sixth gravity experimental data on vertebrates, no proof at all that Humans can survive extended stays on the Moon or Mars. Should one of the exciting projects be an SSI G-Lab?

Solar Power beamed pure from Satellites, to stabilize the spikes on our aging, brittle Grids without huge office building sized toxic batteries and fossil fuel generators being spun up at night, when clouds roll in and when the wind stops blowing or even for when a lot of people happen to turn on their televisions at the same time. Stable Energy supply is not a problem that went away with rooftop solar panels and plug-in cars. The studies on SPS have been done for decades, now is it time to re-start this real, practical work?

These are just a few real Space projects that can pay off and benefit Humans in Space and Humans on any planetary surface.

Getting involved means getting our own hands dirty with grease and soil as well as talk. The Space Studies Institute looks forward to seeing and promoting your experiments.

Falcon Heavy Test. Beautiful.

The Space Studies Institute congratulates – no, CONGRATULATES!!! – SpaceX on the beautiful test of the Falcon Heavy.

This IS History.

From  the SpaceX YouTube Feed of the Falcon Heavy Test Launch.  February 6th, 2018
From the SpaceX YouTube Feed of the Falcon Heavy Test Launch. February 6th, 2018
From  the SpaceX YouTube Feed of the Falcon Heavy Test Launch.  February 6th, 2018
From the SpaceX YouTube Feed of the Falcon Heavy Test Launch. February 6th, 2018
From  the SpaceX YouTube Feed of the Falcon Heavy Test Launch.  February 6th, 2018
From the SpaceX YouTube Feed of the Falcon Heavy Test Launch. February 6th, 2018
From  the SpaceX YouTube Feed of the Falcon Heavy Test Launch.  February 6th, 2018
From the SpaceX YouTube Feed of the Falcon Heavy Test Launch. February 6th, 2018
From  the SpaceX YouTube Feed of the Falcon Heavy Test Launch.  February 6th, 2018
From the SpaceX YouTube Feed of the Falcon Heavy Test Launch. February 6th, 2018

Godspeed Starman.  Touché SpaceX.

2017 Advanced Propulsion Workshop Videos: Day Three

2017 Advanced Propulsion Workshop Group

The Space Studies Institute proudly presents the complete set of videos of the presentations from the final day of the 2017 Advanced Propulsion Workshop, held Friday, November 3rd, 2017 in the Sally Ride Board Room of The Aerospace Corporation’s El Segundo, California headquarters.

The presentations spanned a range of Propulsion Physics and Engineering topics with insightful and often entertaining Q&A. We hope that you will give each video a full view and that you will discover, as some of us did while putting the videos together, that even sessions not at first seeming to be in our personal areas of expertise can have real nuggets of directly usable information.

Enjoy!

Session 09: Raymond Chiao.
Professor Emeritus at The University of California, Merced
Co-Author of “Quantum Optics“, Editor of “Amazing Light: A Volume Dedicated To Charles Hard Townes On His 80th Birthday” and Co-Editor of “Visions of Discovery: New Light on Physics, Cosmology, and Consciousness

“The Dynamical Casimir Effect and the Possibility of Laser-Like Generation of Gravitational Radiation.”

For a PDF of Professor Chiao’s slides for this presentation, click here

 

Session 10: Dr. Peter M. Jansson
Associate Professor of Engineerings at Bucknell University President of Integrated Systems

“An Empirical Pursuit of Mach’s Principle: Experimental Results Indicating a ‘Machian’ Inertial Reaction Force is Detectable and Electromagnetic.”

For a PDF of Professor Jansson’s slides, click here.

 

Session 11: Dr. John E. Brandenburg
Morningstar Applied Physics, LLC

“The GEMS* Unification Theory and The NASA JSC EM Thruster”

*- GEMS being an acronym for “Gravity ElectroMagnetism Super”

For a PDF of Dr. Brandenburg’s slides, click here.

 

Session 12: Dr. Heidi Fearn
Professor of Physics at The California State University Fullerton SSI NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Team Principle Investigator
SSI Senior Associate

“The Mach Effect Gravitational Assist Drive “

Updates on The MEGA Drive.

For a PDF of Dr. Fearn’s slides, click here.

 

Special Bonus Video
Session 00: Greg Meholic

The Aerospace Corporation

“Who We Are and Why We Are Interested”

Following SSI President Gary C Hudson’s very short (and, sadly, not well recorded) welcome to the group on day one, Greg Meholic gave the rules of the campus followed by this fascinating overview of the work of The Aerospace Corporation and insights into the interest there is in Propellantless Propulsion.

For a PDF of Mr. Meholic’s presentation, click here.


We hope that you enjoy these presentations from the SSI 2017 Advanced Propulsion Workshop and invite you to re-view the videos of all three days, plus the videos of the 2016 Estes Park Breakthrough Propulsion Workshop and remember to download and read the  337 page Proceedings of the 2016 Workshop, free of charge, from The Space Studies Institute.

The video releases of the presentations of the 2017 Advanced Propulsion Workshop.

For the Day One Videos and Slides, click here.

For the Day Two Videos and Slides, click here.

Proudly presented by The Space Studies Institute.


The SSI Exotic Propulsion Initiative is real-world work on a very important program. If you truly want to see Humanity become a space-faring civilization then this technology needs your personal show of support. Please, right now, click the yellow button below  and make a tax deductible contribution.




2017 Advanced Propulsion Workshop Videos: Day Two

2017 Advanced Propulsion Workshop Group

The Space Studies Institute proudly presents the complete set of videos of the presentations from the second day of the 2017 Advanced Propulsion Workshop, held Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 in the Sally Ride Board Room of The Aerospace Corporation’s El Segundo, California headquarters.

The presentations spanned a range of Propulsion Physics and Engineering topics with insightful and often entertaining Q&A. We hope that you will give each video a full view and that you will discover, as some of us did while putting the videos together, that even sessions not at first seeming to be in our personal areas of expertise can have real nuggets of directly usable information.

Enjoy!

Session 05: John G. Cramer
Professor Emeritus of Physics at the University of Washington
Author of “The Quantum Handshake: Entanglement, Nonlocality and  Transactions” and the Science Fiction novels “Twistor” and  “Einstein’s Bridge”

“The Quantum Handshake Explored”

For a PDF of Mr. Cramer’s slides for this presentation, click here

 

Session 06: Dr. Jean-Philippe Montinlet
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

“Explaining the EM Drive with the Electromag, and Gravitational Coupling Theory”

This remotely presented session was not recorded but for a PDF of Dr. Montillet’s slides, click here.
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Session 07: José Rodal, Ph.D.
Rodal Consulting

“Propellant-less Space Propulsion from a Gravitational Effect Sourced by Energy Fluctuations.”

For a PDF of Dr. Rodal’s slides, click here.

 

Session 08: Michael McDonald, Ph.D.
Naval Center for Space Technology, Propulsion Section,
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

“Preparations for Thrust Measurement and Error Analysis of the IMPULSE* Resonant Microwave Cavity.”

* – IMPULSE being an acronym for “In-depth Measurement of Performance in Unconventional Low-thrust Spacecraft Engines”

For a PDF of Dr. McDonald’s slides, click here.

 

We hope that you enjoy these presentations from the second day of the SSI 2017 Advanced Propulsion Workshop and invite you view the rest of the collection using the following links:

The video releases of the presentations of the 2017 Advanced Propulsion Workshop.

For the Day One Videos and Slides, click here.

For the Day Three Videos and Slides, click here.

Proudly presented by The Space Studies Institute.


The SSI Exotic Propulsion Initiative is real-world work on a very important program. If you truly want to see Humanity become a space-faring civilization then this technology needs your personal show of support. Please, right now, click the yellow button below  and make a tax deductible contribution.