Prof. James Woodward's test rig

SSI Exotic Propulsion Initiative

In 2013 The Space Studies Institute announced the start of the Exotic Propulsion Initiative, a daring and important project to explore and fund breakthrough propulsion opportunities at the very borderlands of physics.

Much public and press excitement has been generated by the DARPA-funded “100 Year Starship” effort and the work on warp drive theory and concepts at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, and SSI has been hard at work to make sure that the momentum is not lost.

In the first few years of the Initiative, SSI has raised thousands of dollars to support the work of Drs. Jim Woodward and Heidi Fearn at the Woodward Lab at CalState Fullerton and Professor Woodward has donated major royalties from his book Making Starships and Stargates: The Science of Interstellar Transport and Absurdly Benign Wormholes (Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration) to SSI to further support this project’s funding.

Prof. Jim Woodward has donated major royalties from his new book to kick start SSI's Exotic Propulsion Initiative

In September 2016 SSI presented The Breakthrough Propulsion Workshop in Estes Park, Colorado, hosting professional Scientists and Engineers from around the world for three days of presentations and discussion on the latest advances in EMDrive,  Mach Effect and related technologies.

We have begun releasing the videos of the presentations from the Breakthrough Propulsion Workshop on the SSI YouTube Channel and this page lists the Day One videos so far available.  Alerts on these releases will be posted on the SSI facebook page so if you haven’t already LIKED SSI do so right now at:

This 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 click the yellow button below right now and make a tax deductible contribution.

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