Tags: Alcubierre metric, Alcubierre Warp Drive, Cassimere Effect, dark energy, Dr. Claudio Maccone, Dr. Eric Davis, Dr. Harold Sonny White, Dr. Richard Obousy, Eagleworks Laboratories, exotic energy, extreme blueshifts, faster than light travel, flat space time, Icarus Interstellar, interstellar dust, interstellar flight, mega materials, Miguel Alcubierre, NASA, negative, negative energy, nonlocality., postwarp particle beams, pressure, quantum vacuum energy, sun gravitational lens telescope, warp bubble, warp ring, White-Juday warp field interferometer, worm holes, zero gravity
Dr. Richard Obousy, Dr. Eric Davis, Dr. Harold Sonny White, Friday, 1-4-13
Guests: Dr. Richard Obousy, Dr. Eric Davis, Dr. Harold Sonny White. Topics: Faster Than Light (FTL) Travel, Warp Drive, Interstellar Travel. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use. We do not permit the commercial use of Space Show programs or any part thereof, nor do we permit editing, YouTube clips, or clips placed on other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted, but the quote must be cited or referenced using the proper citation format. Contact The Space Show for further information. We welcomed our three guests, Drs. Obousy, Davis, and White to the program to discuss FTL travel, warp drive, and interstellar flight. More information is available at the Icarus Interstellar website, http://www.icarusinterstellar.org. We did not take a break during our program. Also, at times our discussion was technical and scientific. I looked up many terms & used my search engine frequently during the discussion given the advanced nature of the subject and our discussion. Don’t be shy about looking up that which you may not understand or know about. I promise, if you do it will be well worth your time. We started with an introduction to Icarus Interstellar, FTL travel, and why interstellar propulsion & travel is important. Our guests then suggested the two most common approaches to FTL travel included warp drive and worm holes. For most of the program, we focused on the characteristics and research around warp drive. Our guests explained their research, including how they were able to develop the theories that reduced the amount of energy needed for warp drive from Jupiter size energy requirements to energy requirements representing the approximate mass of Voyager 1. Our discussion addressed the Miguel Alcubierre warp drive in light of the advanced work by Dr. White and others. The concept of the McMonigal Fatal Flaw was addressed with our guests explaining why it was not applicable. The workings of the warp drive were explained and though the discussion was heavy in physics, I urge you to take the time and embrace & learn about the advanced theoretical physics subjects discussed by our guests. Later, a listener asked about the use of a sun gravitational lens telescope at a specific AU from the sun as perhaps an alternative to interstellar flight. As you will hear, such a device would likely be a good tool enhancing FTL travel, not replacing it. As our discussion progressed, or guests rebutted many of the warp drive criticisms. Near the end of the program, we talked about what was needed to go from the lab and theory to small scale demo experiments to prove out the concepts. Our guests referenced to the Chicago Pile-1(CP-1) 1942 nuclear experiment & the subsequent step by step evolution of nuclear technology. Our guests talked about starting small with a demo proof and evolving upwards with more and more discovery, technology, and engineering. Another example cited for the typical development path included the discovery of the electron in 1897 followed by the discovery of the proton in 1917, and the discovery of the neutron in 1932. Throughout our discussion, our guests put forth compelling reasons why we should be developing FTL travel and interstellar spaceflight. Their respective concluding comments reinforced the importance and why of our being interested in FTL and exotic concepts.
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Open Lines, Tuesday, 12-6-11 December 7, 2011Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: Air Force flyback booster contract, Armadillo Aerospace, bisphosphonates, bone loss in space, California nuclear power plants, disposable rockets, Droid podcast issues, Earthlike planet Kepler-22b, expendable rockets, faster than light travel, first stage ocean recovery, flyback booster, Kepler Space Telescope, LEO & GEO orbital recovery/repair., neutrinos, Open Lines, photons., planet detection methods, Spaceport America, tachyons, The John Batchelor Show
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Open Lines, Tuesday, 12-6-11
Guest: Open Lines with Dr. David Livingston. Topics: Bone loss issues, Droid podcast suggestions, bisphosphonates in space, reusability, flyback boosters. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright. The Space Show/OGLF is now engaged in its annual fundraising drive. Please see & act upon our appeal at http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com/2011/11/21/space-show-2011-fundraising-campaign. During the announcement part of the program at the beginning, I talked about another Droid podcast possible solution from a listener using the DoggCatcher app. I also mentioned recent general press articles about success being claimed with the use of bisphosphonates to stop bone loss in space: www.dispatch.com/content/stories/national_world/2011/12/06/osteoporosis-drugs-helped-astronauts-scientists-say.html. As mentioned on the air, I’m on the nationally syndicated radio show, The John Batchelor Show, tonight, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 6:30-6:45 PM PST discussing this as co-host with John. The expert guest is Dr. John Jurist, a lifetime member of the aerospace medical association and one of the early researchers on this issue back when NASA was starting such research. You can hear us live at www.wabcradio.com/article.asp?id=531472. If you miss the live stream, the segment will be archived the next day at John’s website, http://johnbatchelorshow.com. For your information, I typically do the Wednesday evening segment at either 6:30 PM or at 6:45 PM PST. I am often on air alone with John but sometimes I bring in an expert to discuss a specific topic such as tonight with Dr. Jurist. I also went over my December schedule for programming as my travel plans to Los Angeles are now known as are Space Show plans for the balance of the year. Our first caller was Jeff from the UK who wanted to talk mostly about the new Earth-like planet that Kepler has found, the Kepler-22b. We also talked about faster than light travel, the recent neutrino experiment, photons, and more. Charles was the next caller and we talked more about the new planet found by the Kepler Space Telescope. Charles mentioned the two planet finding methods, the transit and the wobble methods. He also mentioned Armadillo Aerospace and their recent success with the STIGA A launch vehicle. You can read about it and see the video at www.rlvnews.com. Scroll down to this headline: STIG A – another video + recovery info. In the next segment, Tim called in with questions about the Air Force contract for the flyback booster which went to Lockheed and will use Spaceport America. This prompted quite a discussion on reusability, flyback boosters and their payload penalties, ocean recovery for the first stage, and expendable, renewable, and disposable rockets. Our caller also inquired about nuclear power and the plan to do a ballot initiative in California to shut down the California nuclear power plants though they generate 16% of California’s electrical power. John from Atlanta called in to talk about ocean recovery, the faster than light experiment and his thoughts that tachyons provide a reasonable explanation for the faster than light experiment. During the program, we also discussed on orbit repair for both LEO and GEO satellites and what the future might hold for such efforts. Please post your comments/questions on The Space Show blog URL above.