MaxGain wrote:Can you give me your thoughts on so called anti gravity propulsion .
That is to say somehow pushing against gravity to move forward , Is it Science Fiction ?
Do we come back to having to find the fuel to generate the power needed to use so called anti gravity propulsion ?
Is gravity a strong enough force to be pushed against ?
The term "Anti-Gravity" is not only wildly inaccurate but will get you into a lot of heated arguments from folks who will not even get past the header - far, far better to talk about "gravity shielding".
The method for propulsion with this type of technology was possible in the 1980's, using only existing technology & well understood physics - nothing exotic or Sci-Fi was needed, only the application of a well understood principle in an admittedly unconventional manner - Dynamic Nuclear Orientation.
This was developed fully (including a verification experiment in 1984) by Dr Frederick Alzofon, and completely ignored at the time which was something he never understood the reason for, even though he was offered the funding to develop the technology with the condition that he signed all the rights over and may not even have been allowed to work on his own invention at a later date. Not surprisingly, perhaps, he refused - and that seemed to be that.
He presented a paper at the 1981 AIAA/SAE/ASME 17th Joint Propulsion Conference in Colorado Springs, which is one of the main papers he published (although absolutely not the only one) and I am not at all sure if I am allowed to post this paper openly here - I will if it is allowed, but if anyone is interested please get in touch via email or the PM system.
I would very much like to start a discussion about this man's work - his Son is publishing a lot of his dad's work to try & get the 1984 experiment verified independently - if this can be done then everything will change overnight. Dr Alzofon was a highly respected scientist, not prone to exaggeration or telling porkies, and if he said he did this then I consider that to be good enough for me - it is very difficult to justify that statement, but I am confident I can spot the bunco artists these days and Dr Alzofon is not one of these by any stretch of the imagination.
Where he got into serious difficulty was in stating he had modified Einstein's STR - the relativists went up in fits of hysterics over this. His response was "In exchange for a simple correction to the STR, I get unification of the fundamental forces, a solution to the wave/particle problem, elimination of infinities from field equations and quantum electrodynamics, and an operational definition of the gravitational force that yields engineering applications. Seems like a reasonable trade to me".
The correction is to one of the core assumptions of STR - distant clock synchronization - and I am not going to go into details right now as there is a little more to it than that and it will take time to prepare.
In summary for the moment, his work absolutely provides engineering applications and would work - now, today, with no exotic physics required.