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RE: A NASA starship study?



>Date: Tue, 16 Jul 1996 12:30:15 -0500
>To:aholt@SSF4.jsc.nasa.gov (Holt, Al)
>From:kgstar@most.fw.hac.com (Kelly Starks x7066 MS 10-39)
>Subject:RE: A NASA starship study?
>Cc:kgstar@most.fw.hac.com (Kelly Starks x7066 MS 10-39),
>aholt@SSF4.jsc.nasa.gov (Holt, Al)
>Sounds great, and very interesting.  Please keep me informed.  Also please
>CC my home account (kellyst@aol.com) so I don't lose something if my work
>account changes.  I'll forward info to our group.
>Kelly Starks
>At 12:12 PM 7/16/96, Holt, Al wrote:
>>The Breakthrough Propulsion Physics group is in the start-up phase of
>>developing a research approach which would be successful in getting some
>>NASA funding for high risk (in some cases speculative ) research, focused
>>towards prototype testing.  Initial success is most likely going to come in
>>ways of reducing or biasing the effects of gravitational fields on a
>>vehicle. However, we are also exploring concepts and physics for
>>faster-than-light travel as well. A workshop in 1997 will formally start the
>>research task selection process. I'll to get back to you later - I just
>>returned from vacation.
>>Al Holt
>> ----------
>>From: Kelly Starks x7066 MS 10-39
>>To: Holt, Al
>>Cc: Kelly Starks AOL account
>>Subject: A NASA starship study?
>>Date: Monday, July 08, 1996 12:11PM
>>>Date: Mon, 08 Jul 1996 09:35:49 -0700
>>>From: Jack Sarfatti <sarfatti@well.com>
>>>Reply-To: sarfatti@well.com
>>>Organization: Internet Science Education Project
>>>Mime-Version: 1.0
>>>To: Kelly Starks x7066 MS 10-39 <kgstar@most.fw.hac.com>
>>>Subject: Re: Question
>>>Kelly Starks x7066 MS 10-39 wrote:
>>>> When I was last scaning through the usenet groups for info on new ideas
>>>> starships.  I ran across the below listed post.  Who is Al Holt and what
>>>> his NASA Star Ship Visionary Project?
>>>Yes this is a new project. Write to aholt@ssf4.jsc.nasa.gov
>>I stumbled across the above reference.  I was naturally surprized to hear
>>NASA is looking into starship ideas.  When I was working at NASA HQ (yes I
>>was one of the laid off) people in the office of space access tech thought
>>the idea that SSTO would revolutionize space markets was questionable to
>>laughable.  Things farther future then that (moon bases ect..) were out of
>>the question for decades at least.  So the idea someone at NASA is looking
>>into the idea of starships was surprizing to say the least.
>>Anyway, please send me what info you can about this.  If its on the web
>>I'll cross link to it on out groups (a starship design groups) web page.
>>I'm authoring new parts for a L.I.T. starship design project Web site (No
>>we're not a SF or startrek group.  Yes we're serious.), and would like to
>>know what new info is avalible.
>>The old site is at:
>>The new (DEVELOPMENT!) version is at:
>>But were having a bit of trouble with it.  The frame maps aren't working
>>but the standard (duplicate) pointers farther down are working.
>>Thanks for your time
>>Kelly Starks
>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>>Kelly Starks                       Internet: kgstar@most.fw.hac.com
>>Sr. Systems Engineer
>>Magnavox Electronic Systems Company
>>(Magnavox URL: http://www.fw.hac.com/external.html)
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>>To: aholt@ssf4.jsc.nasa.gov
>>From: kgstar@most.fw.hac.com (Kelly Starks x7066 MS 10-39)
>>Subject: A NASA starship study?
>>Cc: kellyst@aol.com  (Kelly Starks AOL account)


Kelly Starks                       Internet: kgstar@most.fw.hac.com
Sr. Systems Engineer
Magnavox Electronic Systems Company
(Magnavox URL: http://www.fw.hac.com/external.html)