Convegno su Spazio e UFO a San Marino

Al via il convegno su Spazio e UFO di San Marino il 7 e 8 maggio al Teatro Titano.

Iniziano i preparativi per l’ annuale convegno su Spazio e UFO che si tiene ogni anno a San Marino. Quest’ anno il convegno verrà effettuato al cinema-teatro Turismo. Come ogni anno sono attesi al simposio numerosi ospiti internazionali. Il Simposio annuale ha ormai raggiunto 24 edizioni consecutive e si svolge in abbinata con il simposio annuale sull’ archeologia e la storia che si svolge in autunno sempre a San Marino. A breve verrà pubblicata la lista degli ospiti presenti al convegno.

Convegno su Spazio e UFO

San Marino, simposio internazionale su Spazio e UFO – Cliccare sulla foto per ingrandire

A questo simposio è abbinata la campagna sulla vendita del fumetto “Breve storia degli UFO a fumetti” acquistabile su questo sito al seguente link:

Convegno su Spazio e UFO

Breve storia degli UFO – Cliccare sulla foto per ingrandire

L’idea è quella di trasformare la pubblicazione, da semplice fumetto in oggetto da collezione poiché vi verrà apposta la dedica di Roberto Pinotti e la data che marcherà in modo inequivocabile convegno 2016 e fumetto. Vi aspettiamo numerosi. Appuntamento il 7 e 8 maggio 2016 ! E non dimenticate di portarvi il fumetto !

Report Cometa

à quoi doit-on se préparer ? Il Report Cometa

Préface du Général Bernard NORLAIN, ancien Directeur de l’Institut des Hautes Etudes de Défense Nationale

En 1976, un comité de l’association des anciens auditeurs de I’IHEDN, présidé par le général Blanchard, de la Gendarmerie Nationale, a abordé le problème épineux des objets volants non identifiés. Ses recommandations ont été suivies, lors de la création, au sein du Centre National des Etudes Spatiales, du Groupe d’Etudes des Phénomènes Aérospatiaux Non identifiés (GEPAN), devenu en 1988 le Service d’Expertise des Phénomènes de Rentrée Atmosphérique (SEPRA). 20 ans après, le présent comité a jugé utile de faire le point sur ce dossier, dont l’actualité est grande, comme en témoignent de nombreux films et émissions de télévision consacrés au sujet. De fait, le phénomène demeure, et le nombre d’observations crédibles et inexpliquées, malgré l’abondance de leurs données, s’accroît partout dans le monde.
Notre rapport s’ouvre sur quelques cas remarquables français et étrangers.
Nous décrivons ensuite l’organisation actuelle de la recherche sur ce phénomène, en France et à l’étranger. Nous exposons les principales explications partielles proposées par des scientifiques et faisant appel aux lois connues de la physique, en mentionnant celles qui pourraient conduire à des réalisations à plus ou moins long terme (système de propulsion, armes non létales). Puis nous faisons le tour des principales explications globales avancées, en insistant sur celles qui sont en accord avec les données actuelles de la science, des engins secrets aux manifestations extraterrestres. Nos recommandations sont liées à l’impact du phénomène OVNI sur la défense au sens large.

Report Cometa (PDF)


At present it is unclear at what stage or stages the various lists of Blue Book Unknowns represent initial, intermediate or final evaluations by Blue Book staff and/or Blue Book consultants such as Hynek and Battelle Memorial Institute (which carried out the March 31, 1952 – March 17, 1954, statistical study known as BB Special Report 14, and internally as Project STORK subproject PPS-100). A comprehensive examination of the sanitized and unsanitized BB microfilm files and Hynek’s enormous BB record
collection at CUFOS would be needed to answer this question in most cases but at present there are no resources to undertake such a time-consuming project. Even so, because of lost and incomplete files this may not be possible in all cases even if the available records could be studied. The goal here is completeness of documentation and to try to fill in gaps where records have been lost. Whenever a case has been evaluated as an “Unknown” or “Unidentified” by BB staff and/or competent inverstigators
it is included here, with preference given for those cases that have actually been investigated since it appears that quite a few that are on BB’s list as Unknowns do not seem to have actually been investigated. Eventually such cases will be weeded out (at the screening stage mentioned above). Cases that were evaluated by the AF as Unknowns at some point but have turned out to be IFO’s are excluded here (Fred Johnson and Chiles-Whitted are included here but with IFO notations)., and some famous cases may never have been officially considered unexplained by the military or perhaps only briefly (e.g., Kenneth Arnold).

 Project BLUE BOOK UFO Unknowns (PDF)

Nasa – Breakthrough Propulsion

By Louis Crane and Shawn Westmoreland, Kansas State University

ABSTRACT: We investigate whether it is physically possible to build starships or power plants using the Hawking radiation of an artificial black hole as a power source. The proposal seems to be at the edge of possibility, but quantum gravity effects could change the picture.


Challenge to create the Space Drive
Journal of Propulsion and Power (AIAA)
Marc G. Millis
NASA Lewis Research Center, Cleveland Ohio

Challenge to create the Space Drive (PDF)

Assessing Potential Propulsion Breakthroughs
NASA, John H. Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

ABSTRACT: The term, propulsion breakthrough, refers to concepts like propellantless space drives and faster-than-light travel, the kind of breakthroughs that would make interstellar exploration practical. Although no such breakthroughs appear imminent, a variety of investigations have begun. During 1996–2002 NASA supported the breakthrough propulsion physics project to examine physics in the context of breakthrough spaceflight. Three facets of these assessments are now reported: (1) predicting benefits, (2) selecting research, and (3) recent technical progress. Predicting benefits is challenging, since the breakthroughs are still only notional concepts, but energy can serve as a basis for comparison. A hypothetical space drive would require many orders of magnitude less energy than a rocket for journeys to our nearest neighboring star. Assessing research options is challenging when the goals are beyond known physics and when the implications of success are profound. To mitigate the challenges, a selection process is described where: (1) research tasks are constrained to only address the immediate unknowns, curious effects, or critical issues; (2) reliability of assertions is more important than their implications; and (3) reviewers judge credibility rather than feasibility The recent findings of a number of tasks, some selected using this  process, are discussed. Of the 14 tasks included, six reached null conclusions, four remain unresolved, and four have opportunities for sequels. A dominant theme with the sequels is research about the properties of space, inertial frames, and the quantum vacuum.

spacecraft propulsion; physics; project management; relativity; antigravity

Assessing Potential Propulsion Breakthroughs (PDF)

Tests of Mach’s Principle With a Mechanical Oscillator
John G. Cramer, Curran W. Fey, and Damon V. Casissi
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

Abstract: James F. Woodward has made a prediction, based on Sciama’s formulation of Mach’s Principle in the framework of general relativity, that in the presence of an energy flow the inertial mass of an object may undergo sizable variations, changing as the second time derivative of the energy. We describe an attempt to test for the predicted effect with a charging capacitor, using a technique that does not require an unbalanced force or any local violation of Newton’s 3rd law of motion. We attempt to observe (1) the gravitational effect of the varying mass and (2) the effect of the mass variation on a driven harmonic oscillator with the charging capacitor as the oscillating mass. We report on the predicted effect, the design and implementation of the  measurement apparatus, and initial experience with the apparatus. At this time, however, we will not report on observations of the presence or absence of the Woodward effect.

Tests of Mach’s Principle With a Mechanical Oscillator (PDF)

Study of Vacuum Energy Physics for Breakthrough Propulsion
G. Jordan Maclay
Quantum Fields LLC, Richland Center, Wisconsin
Jay Hammer and Rod Clark
MEMS Optical, Inc., Huntsville, Alabama
Michael George, Yeong Kim, and Asit Kir
University of Alabama, Huntsville, Alabama

Abstract: This report summarizes the accomplishments during a three year research project to investigate the use of surfaces, particularly in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), to exploit quantum vacuum forces. During this project we developed AFM instrumentation to repeatably measure Casimir forces in the nanoNewton range at 10−6 torr, designed an experiment to measure attractive and repulsive quantum vacuum forces, developed a QED based theory of Casimir forces that includes non-ideal material properties for rectangular cavities and for multilayer slabs, developed theoretical models for a variety of microdevices utilizing vacuum forces, applied vacuum physics to a gedanken spacecraft, and investigated a new material with a negative index of refraction.

Study of Vacuum Energy Physics for Breakthrough Propulsion (PDF)

Asymmetrical Capacitors for Propulsion
Francis X. Canning, Cory Melcher, and Edwin Winet
Institute for Scientific Research, Inc., Fairmont, West Virginia

Abstract: Asymmetrical Capacitor Thrusters have been proposed as a source of propulsion. For over eighty years it has been known that a thrust results when a high voltage is placed across an asymmetrical capacitor, when that voltage causes a leakage current to flow. However, there is surprisingly little experimental or theoretical data explaining this effect. This paper reports on the results of tests of several Asymmetrical Capacitor Thrusters (ACTs). The thrust they produce has been measured for various voltages, polarities, and ground configurations and their radiation in the VHF range has been recorded. These tests were performed at atmospheric pressure and at various reduced pressures. A simple model for the thrust was developed. The model assumed the thrust was due to electrostatic forces on the leakage current flowing across the capacitor. It was further assumed that this current involves charged ions which undergo multiple collisions with air. These collisions transfer momentum. All of the measured data was consistent with this model. Many configurations were tested, and the results suggest general design principles for ACTs to be used for a variety of purposes.

Asymmetrical Capacitors for Propulsion (PDF)

NASA Breakthrough Propulsion Physics Program
Marc G. Millis
Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio

Abstract – In 1996, NASA established the Breakthrough Propulsion Physics program to seek the ultimate breakthroughs in space transportation: propulsion that requires no propellant mass, propulsion that attains the maximum transit speeds physically possible, and breakthrough methods of energy production to power such devices. Topics of interest include experiments and theories regarding the coupling of gravity and electromagnetism, vacuum fluctuation energy, warp drives and wormholes, and superluminal quantum effects. Because these propulsion goals are presumably far from fruition, a special emphasis is to identify affordable, near-term, and credible research that could make measurable progress toward these propulsion goals. The methods of the program and the results of the 1997 workshop are presented. 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.


Breakthrough Propulsion Physics Project: Project Management Methods
Marc G. Millis
Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio

Abstract: To leap past the limitations of existing propulsion, the NASA Breakthrough Propulsion Physics (BPP) Project seeks further advancements in physics from which new propulsion methods can eventually be derived. Three visionary breakthroughs are sought: (1) propulsion that requires no propellant, (2) propulsion that circumvents existing speed limits, and (3) breakthrough methods of energy production to power such devices. Because these propulsion goals are presumably far from fruition, a special emphasis is to identify credible research that will make measurable progress toward these goals in the near-term. The management techniques to address this challenge are presented, with a special emphasis on the process used to review, prioritize, and select research tasks. This selection process includes these key features: (a) research tasks are constrained to only address the immediate unknowns, curious effects or critical issues, (b) reliability of assertions is more important than the implications of the assertions, which includes the practice where the reviewers judge credibility rather than feasibility, and (c) total scores are obtained by multiplying the criteria scores rather than by adding. Lessons learned and revisions planned are discussed.

Breakthrough Propulsion Physics Project: Project Management Methods (PDF)