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2006-Mar-07, 11:15 PM

Could someone explain if this is possible and how can it be?
Thanks in advance.

2006-Mar-07, 11:42 PM
Even if it is possible and moreso, true, where are you going to find a solar mass going 2/3 c to hitch a ride on?

I haven't seen too many solar taxis taking fares in the neighborhood lately; they're all parked!!!

2006-Mar-08, 01:37 AM

Source: Starmark
What is Starmark, Inc.?

Dr. Felber is Vice President and Co-founder of Starmark.
So, this just looks like a vanity press release.

Who else is interested?

AmericanAntigravity.com: Franklin Felber Interview for Broadband (http://www.americanantigravity.com/articles/439/1/Franklin-Felber-Interview-for-Broadband)

Well, how about some mainstream interest?

Space.com: 'Antigravity' Propulsion System Proposed (http://www.space.com/businesstechnology/060215_technovel_antigravity.html)

Dr. Felber's paper states that a mass moving faster than 57.7 percent of the speed of light will gravitationally repel other masses lying within a narrow 'antigravity beam' in front of it. This "beam" intensifies as the speed of the mass approaches that of light.
On the downside, it does not appear that Dr. Felber has published any previous papers in the field of general relativity. Also, the space engineering conference in Albuquerque probably has lower standards for peer review than those at a gravity conference.
Here's a Felber paper: Exact relativistic ‘antigravity’ propulsion (http://arxiv.org/PS_cache/gr-qc/pdf/0505/0505099.pdf)

2006-Mar-08, 05:44 AM
Oh well . . . . . . just starting to think, . . Warp speed might actually be within our grasp., and then a dose of sense bashes the whole thing out of the ballpark. thanks for this.

I love science. It makes me feel so insignificant.

2006-Mar-08, 05:47 AM
Is it possible ? No. not yet.

2006-Mar-08, 12:53 PM
Interesting article, if you get rid of the spaceflight references. Otherwise, you have woo.

Why would this be any difference than catching a ride in the gravity well of a star doing 2/3c?

And what about the gullible people... 851 of them gave a total 4.6 out of 5 for recommending the story. Certainly not for its realism.