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. Boeing Internal Report Looks At Propellentless Propulsion

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London - Aug 01, 2002
A report published July 29 by Jane's Defense Weekly says Boeing has acknowledged it is conducting a variety of anti-gravity experiments that could rewrite the economics of conventional aviation technologies.

According to Jane's Defense Weekly (JDW) the research is being done at Boeing's famous Phantom Works facility in Seattle where Boeing is working to gain the services of the Russian scientist Dr Evgeny Podkletnov who claims he has developed anti-gravity devices in Russia and Finland.

But with the Russian government starting to realize that many of the greatest treasures of the Soviet era are to be found scattered throughout the country in forgotten science and technology projects, the bureaucracy has begun to clamp down on high technology transfers to the West.

A briefing document obtained by JDW says the project is operating under the internal name of GRASP - Gravity Research for Advanced Space Propulsion. This document also sets out what Boeing believes to be at stake, stating: "If gravity modification is real, it will alter the entire aerospace business."

Behind the project rests many years of, initially, Russian research, and later on American research at NASA and now Boeing - to investigate 'propellentless propulsion' the politically correct term for anti-gravity machines. Much of the western research has been aimed at testing the validity of Podkletnov's fundamental work with several projects over the years at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center.

In tandem, has been the need to examine possible uses of anti-gravity technologies. Conceivably, uses could range from transport both terrestrially and in outer space through fuel-free electricity to powerful directed energy weapons.

In fact, one of Podkletnov's claims was that in high-power experiments using a so-called impulse gravity generator he was able to generate a beam of gravity-like energy that exerted an instantaneous force of 1,000g on any object enough, in theory, to vaporize it, and even more so if the object is moving quickly.

According to the JDW report, Boeing recently approached Podkletnov directly, but fell foul of Russian technology transfer controls. The GRASP briefing document cited by Jane's noted that BAE Systems and Lockheed Martin have also contacted Podkletnov "and have some activity in this area".

In conclusion the briefing document said additional "classified activities in gravity modification may exist". But moreover, Podkletnov was strongly anti-military and was only wanting to provide assistance if the research was conducted out in the "white world" of open development.

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Original Article at Jane's Defense Weekly
Podkletnov Paper - (PDF File 300KB)
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