I was talking to my step son this afternoon about a show he watched in class today, by Bill Nye, about magnets and he brought up electromagnets. For
some reason my brain immediately jumped to using them in space travel. When I got home I started "Googling" electromagnetic propulsion systems. It
appears they have been talked about for some time, but one story really caught my attention.
How Electromagnetic Propulsion Will Work
When cooled to extremely low temperatures, electromagnets demonstrate an unusual behavior: For the first few nanoseconds after electricity is applied
to them, they vibrate. David Goodwin, a program manager at the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of High Energy and Nuclear Physics, proposes that
if this vibration can be contained in one direction, it could provide enough of a jolt to send spacecraft farther and faster into space than any other
propulsion method in development.
NASA Breakthrough Propulsion Physics
In the mid-1990s, Goodwin chaired a session for NASA's Breakthrough Propulsion Physics Project, which is working to design propulsion systems that
have no propellant, use a very high energy system and can eventually overcome inertia.
Now the article itself is very interesting to anyone that likes to dream of space travel. While reading the article is speaks a lot about nuclear
power, in collusion with electromagnets, being a large part of being able to travel large distances.
The U.S. Department of Energy also is working on plans for a nuclear space reactor for NASA. Goodwin believes that this reactor could be used to power
the electromagnetic-propulsion system. The DOE is working to secure funding from NASA, and a 300-kilowatt reactor could be ready by 2006. The
propulsion system would be configured to convert the thermal power generated by the reactor into electric power.
"For deep space, Mars and beyond, you pretty much need to go nuclear if you are going to move any mass," Goodwin said.
My reason for bringing this tidbit up is because of all the UFO sitings and incidents around nuclear facilities, test sites and rocket launches. If
these sitings are indeed real and truly involve E.T. life then nuclear power must have some interest to universal travelers. I have read numerous
threads on ATS about the theories of magnetism and perpetual energy/motion as well as theories on how this may be involved in space travel for UFO's.
Now I know this is in the science and tech forum and I am bringing up UFO's, but this is really a tech related idea and somewhat of a
question....really more of me just throwing an idea out there that popped in my head today.
If these are the two ways that NASA and others have looked at travelling large distances in our universe (Electromagnet propulsions and nuclear
energy), then would it be a great leap to say that this is why there is an interest in our nuclear programs, especially those that involve flight, by
E.T. life? And would it also be a great leap to suggest that we are actually on the right track and this is why there is such an interest? Could it
be that electromagnetic propulsion with nuclear power is the beginning to the key of long distance travel in space by us and that has E.T. life either
worried or interested to see if we can accomplish it?
Just a thought that ran through the head today so please don't shoot me for sharing with those that I fully expect to give me unbiased and straight
I am no scientist and only know what I have read......well not a scientist in the nuclear or electromagnetic field anyway.....
P.S. Read as much as you can on David Goodwin....fascinating scientist with a LOT of great ideas and very influential in the scientific energy arena.
He works for the US Department of Energy ASCR (Advanced Scientific Computing Research) and is the Program Manager for the NERSC (National Energy
Research Scientific Computing Center) and the ALCC (ASCR Leadership Computing Challenge).