[extropy-chat] hmmmmmm

Dirk Bruere dirk.bruere at gmail.com
Fri Jan 6 02:42:22 UTC 2006

On 1/6/06, Damien Broderick <thespike at satx.rr.com> wrote:
> http://news.scotsman.com/scitech.cfm?id=16902006
> Welcome to Mars express: only a three hour trip
> AN EXTRAORDINARY "hyperspace" engine that could make interstellar space
> travel a reality by flying into other dimensions is being investigated by
> the United States government.
> The hypothetical device, which has been outlined in principle but is based
> on a controversial theory about the fabric of the universe, could
> potentially allow a spacecraft to travel to Mars in three hours and
> journey
> to a star 11 light years away in just 80 days, according to a report in
> today's New Scientist magazine.
> The theoretical engine works by creating an intense magnetic field that,
> according to ideas first developed by the late scientist Burkhard Heim in
> the 1950s, would produce a gravitational field and result in thrust for a
> spacecraft.
> Also, if a large enough magnetic field was created, the craft would slip
> into a different dimension, where the speed of light is faster, allowing
> incredible speeds to be reached. Switching off the magnetic field would
> result in the engine reappearing in our current dimension.
> The US air force has expressed an interest in the idea
> [etc]
> wtf?

If this is true and we could have had mass interplanetary travel, maybe even
starships, 50yrs ago I am going to be sooooooo pissed off.
More details here:

The guy is wellknown amongst the AG community.

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