p2pnet news | Off Topic:- “Do not go where the path may lead,” wrote Ralph Waldo Emerson. “Go instead where there is no path, and leave a trail.”
And that’s exactly what inventor Michael Thomas (right) plans on doing with his world’s first Linear Particle Accelerator (LINAC) atom smasher, in the process taking space propulsion in a direction never thought of before.
“Man had better start looking to space exploration, planetary colonization, and space mining if he wants to survive,” he tells p2pnet.
“Present day rocket propulsion technology can’t meet any of these demands and therefore the future of mankind is already dead – unless we can find the courage to seriously explore Interplanetary and Interstellar travel.”
If you’re thinking Thomas’ name is familiar, you’re probably a regular p2pnet reader because he’s the man who created the holographic DVR disc drive and optical spintronics data storage systems, among others.
He also worked with ex-Navy seal captain Bob Adams and Jed Margolin, one of Atari`s original hardware engineers, on the Medusa, the 21st century weapon system which sends high energy electrons at light speed down a special barrel.
Deployed around airports or other strategic locations in 2001, it could have been aimed at the terror aircraft, disrupting or destroying their electronic systems, say Thomas and his co-developers.
Now Thomas says he’s created a propulsion engine based on common-day physics, and he’s inviting anyone with the skills and interest to become involved with him in bringing his latest brainchild to fruition.
Click here for the design concept.
Click here for the theory and concepts.
If you’re interested in working with him on this, please contact him here ——> nlspropulsion @ pacbell dot net
And while you’re thinking about it:
- Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic ~ Dr. Arthur C. Clark
- It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity ~ Albert Einstein
- Imagination is more important than knowledge ~ Albert Einstein
- Today’s science fiction is often tomorrow’s science fact ~ Albert Einstein
- Long experience has taught me this about the status of mankind with regard to matters requiring thought: the less people know and understand about them, the more positively they attempt to argue concerning them, while on the other hand to know and understand a multitude of things renders men cautious in passing judgment upon anything new ~ Galileo
And then ……………
- The choice is the universe or nothing ~ H.G. Wells
- A future spacecraft, using technologies that we haven’t even dreamed of, may use an engine that could sustain a constant acceleration of 1 g until the ship reaches relativistic speeds. With such an engine, a trip even to Andromeda may be possible within a human lifetime. “Einstein For Dummies” ~ Dr Carlos I. Calle, PhD, NASA senior research scientist.
Here’s what Thomas has to say about his project >>>>>
Near Light Speed Space Ship is Man’s Future
Present day Oberth technology, used by many can be classified as an antiquated propulsion technology which hits ~ 25,000 miles/hr max (.00378 % of c, c=186,000 miles/sec) and has a very limited travel distance.
Space travelers using Oberth technology would see the time needed to travel to Alpha Centauri our closest neighboring star in a journey which would take take hundreds, if not thousands, of years.
Even if my propulsion hits 10 % of light speed that is ~ 67,061,662 miles/hr, there’s still plenty of room to learn and grow towards 99.9 % the speed of light (c=670,616,629.384 mile per hour).
This would mean travel to Mars would be feasible within weeks, not years, and travel to Alpha Centauri could be achieved within five to 10 years.
My Linear Accelerator Propulsion (LINAC) system uses invariant mass electron / microwave beam as propellant. An inexhaustable supply of electrons in space makes the technology capable of continuous 24 x 7 non-stop propulsion operation constantly accelerating at 1 g where NLS would then be possible.
Dr Steve Schaefer, PhD Princeton University (Physics), “Calculates if X = 4.3 light-years, then T = 3.6 years.
Dozens of stars could be reached in five to six years and it would even be possible for a a traveler to reach the incredibly distant Andromeda galaxy (2,000,000 light years away) in less than 29 years (Ship Time in Years) if a constant acceleration could be maintained.” (Also see Dr. Carlos I. Calle, PhD, NASA senior research scientist, below.)
Dr Schaefer calculates, “If the total distance is X, then the total travel time T is given by expression
X / 2 = (c2 / g) [cosh (0.5 g T / c) 1] T = (2 c / g) cosh1 (1 + 0.5 g X / c2) ”
The possibility for space colonization, space mining, and space travel would be limitless.
Forget about the low earth orbit joy trips now being offered by space tourism companies. Mankind would find itself doing what it does best —— exploring new frontiers with new Columbus and Lewis & Clarks types blazing trails and discovering new worlds.
To help with mining asteroids and to protect the space craft, we’ll be using our patented Medusa particle beam system.
You may think such disruptive technology must be out of this world. But nothing could be further from the truth.
The cost per pound for current Chemical Rocket technology is $ 2,000 to $ 10,000 dollars per launch. This generally runs into hundreds of millions of dollars per launch as verified by the industry. The launch cost per pound for components of the NLS Spaceship to Low Earth Orbit would have the same current or lower cost.
The NLS components launched to LEO would used to build the spaceship.
The NLS propulsion technology has been peer reviewed by several physicists as being valid technology following Newton’s and Einstein’s laws using invariant mass propulsion.
Present Day Solid Rocket Exhaust is 1,000 to 4,000 m/s with 10^3 to 10^7 N thrust and a firing duration of minutes.
The Proposed NLS Propulsion is 300,000,000 m/s with 10^3 to 10^6 N thrust and a firing duration of years – decades.
The estimated cost for a present-day space shuttle is hundreds of billions of dollars, with $ 500 million per launch and $ 50 million per month to maintain the shuttle program ending around 2012.
But the estimated cost for NLS Space Ship is hundreds of millions of dollars, with $ 200 million per launch and $ 2 million per month, and with no program termination.
Cost per lb. for current Chemical Rocket technology is 2,000 to 10,000 lbs. per each launch required and usage having possible recovery of rockets components. Cost per lb. for Near Light speed technology will only be the cost of running the space craft at several thousand dollars per month once launched into LEO.The NLS components are not reusable and will stay in space for the entire life of the space craft.A future spacecraft, using technologies that we haven’t even dreamed of, may use an engine that could sustain a constant acceleration of 1 g until the ship reaches relativistic speeds.
With such an engine, a trip even to Andromeda may be possible within a human lifetime. “Einstein For Dummies”, By Dr. Carlos I. Calle, PhD, NASA senior research scientist Pub. Date: June 2005, ISBN: 978-0-7645-8348-3, Pages: 384 Pages.
The table below shows several possible trips on a ship constantly accelerating at 1 g.
The figure for “Distance in Light-Years” is also the time that would pass on Earth while the ship traveled to its destination.
I’m looking foreward to hearing from you and if you need any further information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.