There are many videos showing experiments of Wireless Power Beaming available on YouTube, most all mention either the 1964 Raytheon Microwave Helicopter experiments or the 1975 JPL Goldstone tests – and the official NASA Goldstone PR video alone has over 40 thousand YouTube views (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7O44WM1Q9H8).
Today, we have something extra to add to the collection.
In the 1980’s the manager of the projects, who many rightly name as “The Man Behind Microwave Power Beaming”, SSI Senior Advisor Dr. Bill Brown of Raytheon Labs, made a special version of videos of those tests featuring his own voiceover for a more technically interested audience. The Space Studies Institute is very proud to bring this SSI Engineering classic back to the public. Please tell others about it.
Thanks go to new SSI Associate Mark Shaw for delivering the thought-lost VHS tape to us and to CyberLink for excellent video forensics software that helped clean it up so nicely.
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