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New nasa report: Eagleworks Lab

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  1. Dec 9, 2012 #1
    NASA's current report on their EAGLEWORKS lab for spacecraft propulsion

    http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=2...matchallpartial%20&Ntk=All&N=0&Ntt=eagleworks
    The actual PDF is here: http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20110023492

    EDIT: A mod might want to consider moving this to the BtSM section. It's discussing both Alcubierre's warp drive paper, and a plasma engine using the vacuum energy as both power source and reaction mass.
     
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  3. Dec 9, 2012 #2
    140 views and ZERO comments on this forum. This confirms my suspicion: Something inside NASA is broken but everyone loves them too much to call them out!
     
  4. Dec 9, 2012 #3

    mfb

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    It is highly speculative - so what? Several new things were thought to be impossible before.
    Bose-Einstein condensates were pure theory for 70 years, lasers/masers for 30-40 years.
    The concept of the alcubierre drive is less than 20 years old.
    They don't build a spacecraft there. They look for very small effects which could appear in the experiment.
     
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