For the latter part of the 1990's, NASA financed Marc Millis and the Breakthrough Propulsion Physics Project to investigate anomalous phenomenon that might lead to new propulsion technologies.
This public-opinion poll was launched in November 2005 as a joint-project by American Antigravity & The Enterprise Mission non-profit corporations. Its intent was to gauge public interest in a possible restructuring of the NASA BPP program to facilitate community-based space-activism.
NASA supported the Breakthrough Propulsion Physics Project to seek the ultimate breakthroughs in space transportation: (1) propulsion that requires no propellant mass, (2) propulsion that attains the maximum transit speeds physically possible, and (3) breakthrough methods of energy production to power such devices. Topics of interest include experiments and theories regarding the coupling of gravity and electromagnetism, the quantum vacuum, hyper fast travel, and super luminal quantum effects. Because the propulsion goals are presumably far from fruition, a special emphasis is to identify affordable, near-term, and credible research that could make measurable progress toward these propulsion goals.
It should be noted that the BPP Project was the only officially sanctioned NASA effort to research cutting edge technologies like Antigravity & FTL-drives. Since the closure of the BPP Project, the landscape of AG research has matured into a massive Open-Source effort that could now greatly benefit from a liason project to interact in an official capacity with NASA, leading us to wonder if perhaps there might not be several benefits to resurrecting the project to capitalize on the latest & greatest in bleeding-edge space technology research.
Edited by Prophecy Guru, 26 February 2006 - 03:47 AM.