Will JSC's Quack Physics Send NASA On Its #JourneyToMars?

EmDrive: Nasa Eagleworks confirms paper on controversial space propulsion is under peer review, International Business Times

"The Eagleworks Lab is NOT dead and we continue down the path set by our NASA management. Past that I can't say more other than to listen to Dr Rodal on this topic, and please have patience about when our next EW paper is going to be published. Peer reviews are glacially slow," Eagleworks engineer Paul March wrote on the Nasa Spaceflight forum on 17 March. ... The finished product would also be subjected to independent verification and validation at Glenn Research Center, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory."

Report: The EmDrive Finally Will Undergo Peer Review, Popular Mechanics

"Now, the International Business Times (no stranger to hyperbole and claims NASA is covering up UFOs) claims that the EmDrive is under peer review as we speak. IBT pulls this news from the NASA Spaceflight forum, where one member of the EmDrive team, Paul March, also says that the claims that Eagleworks (an experimental lab at Johnson Space Center) is dead are quite exaggerated."

NASA designs Enterprise-inspired warp-speed ship, San Francisco Chronicle

"But NASA engineer and physicist Harold White apparently didn't get the memo. He is now actively working on the mathematics behind building a space ship that would allow travel faster than the speed of light or what countless fans of the voyages of the Starship Enterprise know as warp speed without having to prove Einstein wrong."

Keith's note: Here we go again. NASA is building a warp drive. This time media is picking up on it because of NASA's supposed secrecy about the results of this oh-so-secret and revolutionary research - as if there actually are any "results". Who is paying for this research - and why? As you can see from earlier posts 3 years ago, all I ever got (at best) from NASA JSC was an evasive set of responses from one of the researchers (Sonny White) several years ago. NASA JSC PAO is too embarrassed to go on the record. They refuse to say how much has been spent on it. And who is going to pay these other NASA center personnel at GRC, JPL, and JHUAPL to "verify" what these JSC people cut and paste into Powerpoint?

If Ellen Ochoa and NASA Johnson Space Center management had any credibility whatsoever they'd debunk this goofy research once and for all. But they won't. Instead they allow these people to overtly use the agency's name and assert official NASA sponsorship as they seek credibility by posting cryptic comments on Internet discussion boards that inevitably find their way into news reports. If anyone else did this NASA HQ lawyers would be all over them.

According to people.nasa.gov Paul March can be reached at paul.march-1@nasa.gov +1.281.483.0484. Harold "Sonny" White can be reached at harold.white-1@nasa.gov +1.281.483.0178. Perhaps some enterprising journalist can squeeze a little more detail out of them.

Quack physics is not how NASA is going to make the #JourneyToMars - or is it?

- Clarifying NASA's Warp Drive Program, earlier post
- Hooray - JSC Warp Drive Confirmed !!!!, earlier post
- Ellen Ochoa's Warp Drive: Smoke and Mirrors, earlier post
- JSC's Warp Drive: Fact or Fluff?, earlier post
- NASA: We're Not Working on Warp Drive, earlier post
- JSC's Strange Thruster Violates The Laws of Physics, earlier post
- NASA's Super Secret Warp Drive Program, earlier post

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