A couple of years ago, researchers at NASA's Johnson Space Centre discovered a thruster system which actually generates thrust, despite requiring absolutely no propellant.
The implications of this discovery are far-reaching; applications for space flight and other technologies which require propulsion could one day become far cheaper, allowing space exploration to expand exponentially.
The existence of this technology also
further validates the fact that energy can be derived from tapping
into the quantum vacuum, also known as "zero-point."
This was experimentally confirmed when the Casimir Effect illustrated zero point or vacuum state energy, which predicts that two metal plates close together attract each other due to an imbalance in the quantum fluctuations (source - source).
The propellant-less thruster is called the Cannae Drive, invented by Guido Fetta, and was tested by NASA over an eight day testing campaign that took place in August of 2013. It's also known as the EM drive.
It showed that a small amount of thrust was achieved inside a container, again, without the use of any fuel.
The results were then presented at the 50th Joint Propulsion Conference in Cleveland, Ohio in July the next year.
You can read the paper 'Anomalous Thrust Production from an RF Test Device Measured on a Low - Thrust Torsion Pendulum' that was presented at the conference and inventor Guido Fetta's paper 'Numerical and Experimental Results for a Novel Propulsion Technology Requiring no On-Board Propellant.'
Now, it's about to be launched into space, and, according to many, like ScienceAlert.com, the EM,
It's a law that Isaac Newton derived, called the law of conservation of momentum, which states that an equal and opposite reaction must stem from an action.
In order for something to gain momentum it must expel some kind of propellant in the opposite direction, but not the EM drive, this invention taps into the 'zero-point' field of energy/electromagnetic waves, creating thrust by microwave photons bouncing around inside a cone shaped metal cavity.
The cone shaped mental cavity is what accelerates it into the opposite direction.
This is exciting, because it basically proves that we have a limitless resource of energy to tap into and utilize for space travel. This is currently the biggest barrier for modern day space travel and exploration.
It's Time For The Laws Of Physics To Be Changed
Science needs to be careful and stray for from getting caught up in the grip of scientific dogma. History has constantly shown us, especially within the realms of science, that what we accept as real always changes at another point in time.
Our understanding and knowledge regarding the nature of our reality is constantly changing.
This statement (worldview statement) was made by Lord Kelvin in 1900, which was shattered five years later when Einstein published his paper on special relativity. This one great, out of many.
Today, engineers are inventing power generators that utilize these concepts, like Paramahamsa Tewari.
These laws need to be refined to account for the fact that space is not empty,
Below is a short clip of former NASA astronaut and Princeton Physics Professor Dr. Brian O'leary speaking about these energy concepts:
Excerpt from THRIVE