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Breakthrough Propulsion Physics Research ProgramIn 1996, a team of government, university and industry researchers proposed a program to seek the ultimate breakthroughs in space transportation: propulsion that requires no propellant mass, propulsion that can approach and, if possible, circumvent light speed, and breakthrough methods of energy production to power such devices. This Breakthrough Propulsion Physics program, managed by Lewis Research Center, is one part of a comprehensive, long range Advanced Space Transportation Plan managed by Marshall Space Flight Center. Because the breakthrough goals are beyond existing science, a main emphasis of this program is to establish metrics and ground rules to produce near-term credible progress toward these incredible possibilities. An introduction to the emerging scientific possibilities from which such solutions can be sought is also presented.
Document ID
19970009634
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Millis, Marc G. (NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
December 1, 1996
Subject Category
Physics (General)
Report/Patent Number
E-10569
NAS 1.15:107381
NASA-TM-107381
Meeting Information
Space Tecnology and Applications International Forum(Albuquerque, NM)
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 242-74-40
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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