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Breakthrough Propulsion Physics Research Program
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Author and Affiliation:
Millis, Marc G.(NASA Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH United States)
Abstract: In 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.
Publication Date: Dec 01, 1996
Document ID:
(Acquired Mar 05, 1997)
Accession Number: 97N15030
Subject Category: PHYSICS (GENERAL)
Report/Patent Number: NASA-TM-107381, E-10569, NAS 1.15:107381
Document Type: Conference Paper
Meeting Information: Space Tecnology and Applications International Forum; 26-30 Jan. 1997; Albuquerque, NM; United States
Meeting Sponsor: NASA Washington; Washington, DC United States
Air Force Data Services Center; Washington, DC United States
Department of Defense; Washington, DC United States
DSWA; United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: RTOP 242-74-40
Financial Sponsor: NASA Lewis Research Center; Cleveland, OH United States
Organization Source: NASA Lewis Research Center; Cleveland, OH United States
Description: 10p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
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