posted on Jun, 12 2014 @ 09:53 AM
I’ve been on ATS for quite some time now mostly reading articles from time to time and making little contributions where I feel I can. For the past
5 years I’ve been obsessed with the idea of space travel and getting humanity to a point where individuals can have access easily and cheaply. One
of my main inspiration points is that when I think of the Apollo module, the code that was used to make the calculations necessary to make the round
trip was weaved (wires were threaded through magnetic rings, passing the wire through or around the ring was the 0 or 1), and that today most of us
posses computers thousands of times more powerful in our pockets.
I feel that the main sticking point that’s preventing humanity from reaching a point of individual spaceflight (or for that matter flying cars) was
the propulsion methods. Great strides have been made in the last few years but nothing in the way of making a great impact.
I have long since followed the work of people like Townsend, and also the people that have successfully reconstructed devices demonstrating the sam
principle. Asymmetric capacitors were of particular interest especially since NASA published a paper dismissing the effect to a by product of ion
friction, whereas there is evidence that the effect can be achieved in a near vacuum, so this is something I think that merits more research.
My proposal is this. I have recently got a job at an engineering firm and have many toys at my disposal in the way of wood/metal working as well as
electrical engineering, and I think now is the time to stay late at night and work on some designs. The thing is, I have little scientific knowledge,
and for the last couple of years I have been out of the loop because of work and other matters. What I am seeking is for anyone to collaborate with,
even if it is merely the exchange of ideas and concepts for the best way to proceed. Hopefully we can identify some of the finer points that need to
be addressed in order to try and make this viable.
Like I said, I think this could be very important for us all and feel like something should be done about it. I’m finally in a position to actually
do something about it so I’d appreciate anyone with advice/guidance to give to make themselves known by either posting here for a discussion or
PMing me. Feel free to add any relevant information (no more NASA papers/patents please) and hopefully we can get the ball rolling.