- Series: Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics (Book 227)
- Hardcover: 739 pages
- Publisher: AIAA (January 30, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1563479567
- ISBN-13: 978-1563479564
- Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1.7 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #977,225 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Marc Millis headed NASAs Breakthrough Propulsion Physics Project at NASA Glenn Research Center, and continues research on gravity control and faster-than-light travel on his discretionary time. This research gained wide public attention, including a 2001 cover story in Popular Science magazine. In 2006 Millis created the Tau Zero Foundation to extend interstellar flight investigations beyond what is addressable within his day job at NASA. Milliss other NASA work spans ion thruster designs, electronic instrumentation, and even a cockpit display to guide aircraft microgravity flights. He earned a BS in Physics from Georgia Tech and an MS in Physics Entrepreneurship from Case Western Reserve University.
Eric Davis is a Senior Research Physicist at the Institute for Advanced Studies at Austin, and the CEO of Warp Drive Metrics. His research specializations include breakthrough propulsion physics, general relativity, and quantum field theories. He is a technical contributor and consultant to the NASA Breakthrough Propulsion Physics Program. His graduate research included the Voyager 1 & 2 and IRAS space missions. Davis has authored papers on the vacuum zero-point energy, wormholes, warp drives, and laser propulsion. He earned an AA in Liberal Arts from Phoenix College, a BS and PhD in Physics from the University of Arizona, and is a Fellow of the British
Top Customer Reviews
Trying to sumarize everything within this book, I should state that contains all the most important breakthroughts at this time from inertial theories to metamaterials (although slightly mentioned and not directly studied), including Brown, Searl and Podkletnov amazing effects. To this point, and in my opinion, I must clarify that I DISAGREE with all the conclusions about this theories in this book. I should state, that in my opinion again, all this effects shares the same basis that make them to work. Therefore, I think the underlying effect in all of them has been omited and has not been properly investigated.
First, for example, concerning the Brown effect, I think ionization is just one part of the story, but not the real explanation. It is just a side effect, and it seems here research just stopped (officialy). For further information check secret's B2 bomber propulsion system. Again, real effect has not been explained, just one part of it.
Second, regarding SEG/MEC devices mentioned on this book, the non disclosure agreement within authors in book makes things to get not clear enough. Book treats this as just a "null result", when almost is undone yet with this device. By the way, and in any case, energy generation is just another side effect of this device, and not the real and important one (drop in temperatures and "levitation" effect). Also, the device shown in this book is also flawed, since its construction is not correct according to original Searl effect device.
Third, and regarding the previous point, they had missed something quite important in this book, although when mentioning it saying that "gravity properties of materials should be measured" somewhere in the first part of the book. This is in agreement with the on going future experiments that are shown in the book, but that does not respect original materials used within studied prototypes. I know there have been different authors in this book, but at least preserve the philosophy along the whole book. Therefore, results from this experiments are somehow incorrect in my opinion.
Fourth, although many theoricals approaches are mentioned, this is just theory, so it is cool to know all the possibilities, but till standarized, just paper work.
Fiveth, and to those people that believes on conspirations and so on, just check last chapter on this book, and then, check Secrets of Antigravity Propulsion: Tesla, UFOs, and Classified Aerospace Technology. Although I believe there are real data within that book, and I agree with proposed theory within, there are other channels to make information available to a broader extent.
To sum up, an impressive collection of work that is a must read for interested researchers (or potential ones) to get the picture. In any case, this work should not be considered as a Bible, so reservations on conclusions are also a must. Standard non research related people may get easily lost with that data and may obtain fast conclusions far away from the reality. This book is intended mainly for researchers, and JUST points you in the direction, not trying to teach you anything new about the studied effects. Reading references on book are highly recommended.
Anyway, a great job, so it deserves a great score.