"The bad news is that the bulk of scientific knowledge that we have accumulated to date concludes that faster than light travel is impossible. This is an artifact of Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity. Yes, there are some other perspectives; tachyons, wormholes, inflationary universe, spacetime warping, quantum paradoxes…ideas that are in credible scientific literature, but it is still too soon to know if such ideas are viable.”

Womp Womp Womp, Naysayers Galore…




"… [it] is shown how, within the framework of general relativity and without the introduction of wormholes, it is possible to modify a spacetime in a way that allows a spaceship to travel with an arbitrarily large speed. By a purely local expansion of spacetime behind the spaceship and an opposite contraction in front of it, motion faster than the speed of light as seen by observers outside the disturbed region is possible. The resulting distortion is reminiscent of the ‘warp drive’ of science fiction.

By placing a spheroid object between two regions of space-time — one expanding, the other contracting — Alcubierre theorized you could create a “warp bubble” that moves space-time around the object, effectively re-positioning it. In essence, you’d have the end result of faster-than-light travel without the object itself having to move (with respect to its local frame of reference) at light-speed or faster.”


Advanced Propulsion Physics Laboratory: Eagleworks (APPL:E) at the Johnson Space Center


"There is hope," Harold "Sonny" White of NASA’s Johnson Space Center said Friday (Sept. 14) at the 100 Year Starship Symposium, a meeting to discuss the challenges of interstellar spaceflight.


“We’re recreating the inflationary period of the universe behind the ship,” said Dr. Cleaver. The science behind their drive involves manipulating the 11th dimension, a special theoretical construct of m-theory, a string-theory variant, to create a warp bubble the ship would ride on. It’s essentially a spaceship that could generate its own warp bubble that compresses space-time ahead of the spaceship and expanding it from the rear.


Now Where was Znidarsic/Podkletnov at again?

Note: A New Insight Into The Quantization of Energy

Now I need to find that Quantum Teleportation research from IBM…will post in a second



^^Quantum teleportation achieved over 16 km^^


How Could I forget H.E. Puthoff up in this Mix?

Teleportation via Wormhole Wormhole-Stargates
Space Technology & Applications Int Int’l Forum l – 2005
Feb. 13 13-17, 2005, Albuquerque, NM
Session F04. Potential Frontiers Revisited

Eric W. Davis, Ph.D., FBIS
Institute for Advanced Studies atAustin
4030 W. Braker Lane, Ste. 300
Austin, TX 78759
ph: 512 512-342 342-2187, FAX: 512 512-346 346-3017
ewdavis@earthtech.org, tachyondavis@hotmail.com

Can the Vacuum Be Engineered for Space Flight Applications?
Overview of Theory and Experiments1
Institute for Advanced Studies at Austin, 4030 W. Braker Lane, Suite 300
Austin, TX 78759-5329

i.e. Faster Than Light Travel!

YOWZA! How did I forget Eric. W. Davis up in this Piece!

Teleportation Physics Study
Eric W. Davis
Warp Drive Metrics
4849 San Rafael Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89120




Project Daedalus

Project Longshot


 Advanced Propulsion Physics Laboratory: Eagleworks (APPL:E)





White-Juday Warp Field Interferometer





100 Year Starship Symposium





Presentations of those associated with Tau Zero:

* E. Davis, “Faster-Than-Light Space Warps, Status and Next Steps”
* K. Denning, “Inertia of Past Futures” (anthropology)
* P. Gilster, “The Interstellar Vision: Principles and Practice”
* G. Landis, “Plasma Shield for an Interstellar Vehicle”
* C. Maccone, “Sun Focus Comes First, Interstellar Comes Second (Mission concept)”
* J. Maclay, “Role of the Quantum Vacuum in Space Travel”
* G. Matloff, “Light Sailing to the Stars”
* M. Millis, “Space Drive Physics, Intro and Next Steps”
* M. Millis, “Cockpit Considerations for Inertial Affect and FTL Propulsion”
* R. Noble, “Small Body Exploration Technologies as Precursors for Interstellar Robotics”
* S. White, “Warp Field Mechanics 101”

Papers and presentations from the Icarus team at the Starship Symposium:

* J. Benford, “Recent Developments in Interstellar Beam-Driven Sails”
* B. Cress, “Icarus Interstellar’s New Icarus Institute for Interstellar Sciences”
* A. Crowl, J. Hunt, “How an Embryo Space Colonization (ESC) Mission Solves the Time-Distance Problem”
* J.R. French, “A Review of the Daedalus Main Propulsion System”
* R. Freeland, “Fission-Fusion Hybrid Fuel for Interstellar Propulsion”
* P. Galea, “Machine Learning and the Starship: A Match Made in Heaven”
* A. Hale, “Exoplanet Studies for Potential Icarus Destination Stars”
* A. Hein, “Technology, Society and Politics in the Next 100-300 Years: Implications for Interstellar Flight”
* A. Hein, K. Long, “Exploratory Research for an Interstellar Mission: Technology Readiness, Stakeholds and Research Sustainability”
* R. Obousy, “A Review of Interstellar Starship Designs”
* R. Obousy, “A 21st Century Interstellar Starship Study”
* M. Stanic, “Fusion Propulsion Comparison”
* R. Swinney, “Initial Considerations in Exploring the Interstellar Roadmap”
* R. Swinney, “Navigational and Guidance Requirements of an Interstellar Spacecraft”
* A. Tziolas, “Long Term Computing”
* A. Tziolas, “ Starflight Academy: Education in Interstellar Engineering”

Milestones Brainstorming & Initial Discussion:

- In less than five years:
o Prove other Earths exist
o Social involvement to create a world view of hope
o Blockbuster movie (grossing more than $500M) that provokes public involvement and imagination
o 100-Year Starship organization: create a credible organization plan, pursue endorsements
o 100-Year Starship organization: 100 high-profile supporters of the 100-Year Starship goals in a public advertisement

- In less than ten years:
o Land humans on Mars
o Communication via quantum entanglement (faster-than-light communication)
o Generation of life from computer code, without cellular systems
o Development of ability to sink carbon (i.e., green or recycling efforts) on Earth faster than we’re creating it (with implications for “terraforming” other rocky planets or moons)

- In less than 20 years:
o Image of another ‘close Earth’
o Telepresent probe on the surface of Europa
o Capability to discover non-Earth-based life

- In less than 25 years
o Bounce a signal off an exoplanet

- In less than 30 years:
o Non-propellant satellite to Oort Cloud




James Woodward




Interim Survey

Millis, M. G. (2005) “Assessing Potential Propulsion Breakthroughs.” New Trends in Astrodynamics and Applications, Edward Belbruno, (ed.). Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1065: 441-461.
[Note: Although this is published through a non-NASA venue, the contents of this government-sponsored work are available without copyright restrictions in the US.]
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Sample Research

Quantum Vacuum Energy Maclay, G. Jordan, Jay Hammer, Rod Clark, Michael George, Yeong Kim, and Asit Kir. (2004) Study of Vacuum Energy Physics for Breakthrough Propulsion. NASA/CR–2006-213311 
+Abstract  +Download PDF (4.4 MB) Transient Inertia Cramer, John G., Curran W. Fey, and Damon V. Casissi. (2004) Tests of Mach’s Principle With a Mechanical Oscillator. NASA/CR–2004-213310.
+Abstract   +Download PDF (1.5 MB) Lifters, Biefeld-Brown, Asymmetrical Capacitors, etc. Canning, Francis X. Cory Melcher, and Edwin Winet. (2004) Asymmetrical Capacitors for Propulsion. NASA/CR–2004-213312.
+Abstract   +Download PDF (1.0 MB) Space Drives(Step 1: defining the problem) Millis, M. G. (1997) “Challenge to Create the Space Drive.” AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, 13: 577-582.
[Note: Although this is published through a non-NASA venue, the contents of this government-sponsored work are available without copyright restrictions in the US.]
+Download PDF (0.7 MB) Faster Than Light (general relativity approach) Visser, Matt. (1996)  Lorentzian Wormholes: From Einstein to Hawking. Springer-Verlag, New York, Inc.

Project Management Methods

Millis, M. G. (2004) Breakthrough Propulsion Physics Project: Project Management Methods , NASA/TM–2004-213406.
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Breakthrough Propulsion Physics


Episode 43: Mae Jemison (100 Year Starship)


Interstellar Lecture by Kelvin Long


SSE Talks - Faster-than-light Space Travel? - Richard Amoroso


Faster than the Speed of Light - Could the laws of physics change?


The End of Space and Time? - Professor Robbert Dijkgraaf





The Holographic Universe


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