NASA TEST OF “MICROWAVE DRIVE” PROPULSION SYSTEM IS ...January 9, 2015
Here's a very odd, and potentially very significant, story that was shared by Ms. S.H., and it's a story we've commented about, but in this particular version from The Houston Space News Examiner, in an article by Mr. Mark Whittington, there's a significant statement that provides more of a glimpse of what's going on inside of NASA, and in the context of our recent blogs about Dr. Harold "Sonny" White's warp drive experiments, perhaps it is a very significant statement. Here's the article:
Here's the basics:
"Very quietly, NASA has tested a space drive that does not use propellant and according to the laws of physics should not work, according to a Thursday story in Wired.UK. The problem is that the drive, called the “Cannae Drive” by its inventor Guiddo Fetta, did work in the NASA directed test. If the efficacy of the drive is confirmed, the implications for space travel are profound. It seems that another technology from Star Trek may be about to become reality,.
"The Cannae Drive is apparently based on the work of a British scientist named Roger Shawyer called the EMDrive. It is said to work by bouncing microwaves in an enclosed chamber and thus creating thrust. Despite having built a number of demonstration models, Shawyer has not been able to get anyone interested in his device. Critics reject his relativity explanation for how it works and point out that it violates the conservation of motion.
"However it appears that the Chinese quietly tested their own version of the EMDrive up to about 72 grams of thrust, enough to be a satellite thruster. The test was not widely reported in the West, possibly because few if any people believed it was possible. That seems to have changed thanks of the test of the Cannae Drive." (Bold and italicized emphasis added)
Now before proceeding, allow me a little high octane speculation on just the boldface and italicized statement, for this is a rather stunning admission in and of itself, because it suggests that the thrust is produced in a kind of "optical" cavity that is completely enclosed, or perhaps like the masing cavity of a maser, "opaque" at one end and semi-permeable at another. Or perhaps completely enclosed - i.e.,, opaque - all the way around. In either case, this suggests that the shape of the cavity is crucial, and if so, its resonance to the microwave frequency or frequencies being used. The idea even recalls, in very loose fashion, the observations of Thomas Townsend Brown, who observed a thrusting motion during his early experiments with Roentgen tubes, though, to be fair, it should be noted that Brown attributed this to the electrical dipole and not to any effect of the X rays being produced.
But now the article goes on to ask the very obvious question, and the answer that NASA gives is somewhat stunning:
"What are the physics behind these devices? NASA’s explanation follows:
"'Test results indicate that the RF resonant cavity thruster design, which is unique as an electric propulsion device, is producing a force that is not attributable to any classical electromagnetic phenomenon and therefore is potentially demonstrating an interaction with the quantum vacuum virtual plasma.'
"In other words, no one knows for sure."(Emphases added)
But here we must beg to differ a bit with Mr. Whittington's comment "In other words, no one knows for sure," for NASA is proposing an explanation, namely an interaction or coupling between three things: (1) the microwaves being bounced around by (2) the cavity itself (constructed in resonance per our speculations above), and (3) the "quantum vacuum virtual plasma," or, to put it more familiarly, the zero point energy. Now if you've really been following these types of stories, those three things are tantamount to saying "lattice structure in a plasma" and its coupling to the ZPE, which should bring all sorts of stuff to mind, like LANRS (lattice assisted nuclear reactions, or cold fusion), or similar statements by a certain Dr. Ronald Richter to the US Air Force long ago in Argentina (1954 to be exact). Even more to the point, the idea of this type of microwave thruster might even be connected to 1950s experiments with the microwave soliton effect as a propulsion mechanism (detailed in Dr. Paul LaViolette's excellent book, Secrets of Antigravity Propulsion, available in my webstore). LaViolette's books is a reminder of the context in which such publicly released statements and experiments should be viewed, namely, a context were substantive work was done decades ago in classified projects.
What we may be looking at, in other words, is yet another one of those "controlled releases" of information, and if NASA is suspecting some sort of coupling mechanism at work between bouncing microwaves inside of resonant cavities and the zero point energy, then it seems to me to be likely that it is more than a theoretical suspicion on their part. After all, as I pointed out in my book The Nazi International, Dr. Richter pointed out decades ago his suspicion that plasma fusion reactions, in conditions of plasma rotation and electromagnetic stress, were transducing effects from a lattice structure in local spacetime, what he deliberately and explicitly called the zero point energy. He even stressed the idea of resonance. Perhaps the only thing he was missing, and perhaps what NASA has discovered, is that the shape of the cavity itself is important.
With that in mind, then my high octane speculation of the day also would seem to indicate that we're not being told the whole story here.
See you on the flip side...