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Breakthrough Propulsion Physics Program

In July, 1996, a small new NASA research program was established to seek the breakthroughs that could one day revolutionize space travel and enable interstellar voyages. This program, called "Breakthrough Propulsion Physics," is led by Marc G. Millis of NASA’s Lewis Research Center and is a part of the comprehensive Advanced Space Transportation Program managed by the Marshall Space Flight Center.

One is out to seek the ultimate breakthroughs in space transportation: (1) Propelling a vehicle without propellant mass, (2) attaining the maximum transit speeds physically possible, and (3) creating new energy production methods to power such devices.

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Our discussion forum on beyond_routines.

NASA's Breakthrough Program
http://www.lerc.nasa.gov/WWW/bpp [e]

Emerging Possibilities for Space Propulsion Breakthroughs
Originally published in the Interstellar Propulsion Society Newsletter, Vol. I, No. 1, July 1, 1995. Marc G. Millis Space Propulsion Technology Division NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, Ohio
http://www.lerc.nasa.gov/WWW/PAO/html/warp/ipspaper.htm [e]

The Alcubierre Warp Drive (on this site)
The Warp Drive: Hyper fast travel within General Relativity [e]

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