The future of spaceflight


On this page we present a continuously improved plan regarding the development of futuristic aircraft, aerospacecraft, and spacecraft. This is our practical and pragmatic roadmap to faster than light travel, and faster than light starships.

Electrodynamic Drone

The advantages and necessity of the Electrodynamic Drone (ED drone):

  1. To aid the research and development of magnetohydrodynamic propulsion, respectively, electrodynamic propulsion.
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  2. An ED drone can do anything a conventional quadcopter or hexacopter drone can do, but better.
    1. An ED drone can be much quieter or even nearly silent.
    2. Lacking any spinning rotors, and producing a minimal or non-existent wash, an ED drone can be used in tight spaced and enclosed environments, even in very close proximity to human beings, and so is overall much safer and adaptable than conventional drones.
    3. ED drones have much better stability than conventional drones, even in strong or unpredictable winds, ED drones are also much less effected by adverse weather or environmental effects, such as rain, dust, ash, etc.
    4. ED drones are much more manoeuvrable than conventional drones.

See here for an brief but fairly thorough explanation of magnetohydrodynamic propulsion, both in an atmosphere and in space.

Compact Electrodynamic Vehicle

The advantages and necessity of the Compact Electrodynamic Vehicle (CEV), or Electromagnetic Helicopter (EM copter or EM aerodynes):

  1. CEVs can replace automobiles, we can finally have our flying cars, and flying light trucks too.
  2. CEVs can replace light aircraft and helicopters.
  3. The development of CEVs will further the development of MHD propulsion technology.
    1. The sale of CEVs will provide funds for further development.
    2. The development, use, and subsequent refinement of CEVs will provide invaluable data and experience, advancing MHD propulsion technology.

Medium Ranged Electrodynamic VTOL

The advantages and necessity of the Medium-Ranged Electrodynamic VTOL Aircraft (ED VTOL):

  1. A medium-sized (15 passenger) vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) electrodynamically propelled vehicle can replace medium range, and some short range, public transport, such as buses, vans, light trucks, etc.
  2. There is a rapidly growing market for short and medium ranged electric aircraft, which are rapidly dropping in ticket price to be competitive with buses and trains for medium and some short range transport of people and goods.
  3. As noted, a vertical takeoff and landing electrodynamic vehicle could replace many public transport vehicles, greatly reducing pollution in those areas that extensively use public transport such as Europe, Asia, and Latin America to a lesser degree.

First generation Aerospacecraft

The advantages and necessity of the Generation 1 Aerospacecraft:

  1. The jetliner-like first generation aerospacecraft can immediately provide inexpensive and much safer flights to low-Earth orbit (LEO) from the surface as a single monolithic vehicle, a single stage to orbit vehicle (SSTO). This first generation vehicle would already have a payload to LEO of 20 to 40 metric tonnes.
  2. This MHD-assisted aerospacecraft would also completely replace the need for sea-level rocket engines, and therefore inefficient, expensive and dangerous rockets.
  3. The aerospacecraft will also provide very inexpensive and fast intercontinental transport, with anywhere on the planet being less than a 2 hour flight away.

Interplanetary Transport

The advantages and necessity of interplanetary transportation and the Interplanetary Transport Vehicle (ITV):

  1. The hybrid field-drive and fusion rocket ITV would open the Solar system to humanity, enable inexpensive and fast access to the resources of space, permitting for the first time the economical mining of asteroids, comets, and other planetoids.
  2. With the ITV and the space mining which it enables, it becomes possible to construct large space-based solar energy arrays, which will provide abundant and extremely inexpensive energy to all of Terra, more efficient even than fusion energy.
  3. The ITV will permit large-scale, economical, and intensive manned space exploration beyond the Terra-Luna system for the first time.
  4. The ITV will enable interplanetary migration en masse, an important first step to begin reducing the strain on Terra.
  5. The development and continuous refinement of the ITV will encourage further interest in interplanetary and even interstellar travel and exploration, and lead us to faster than light travel, and therefore a real mastery of space travel.

Faster Than Light Travel

The advantages and necessity of Faster Than Light Travel (FTL travel):

  1. Faster than light travel will permit mass offworld emigration in a way that interplanetary travel cannot, as we lack any habitable planets in the Solar system, and terraforming is likely a centuries-long project.
  2. FTL travel will help ensure humanity's long-term survival by spreading the human species to multiple planets in multiple star systems.
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  3. Rocket and rocket-like propulsion is not practical or even possible for manned interstellar flights, travel into galactic space and emigrating to other habitable worlds is impossible by means of rocket propulsion, laser propulsion, or other rocket-like propulsion technologies. Field propulsion, drawing energy and ‘propellent’ from the limitless quantum vacuum field is the only way that we will conquer space, and therefore make manned flights and transstellar migration possible.
  4. FTL travel is the only practical way to travel into real outer space, beyond the nearest few stars, and into galactic space. Human beings and human life will never travel or migrate in any form beyond the nearest few neighbouring stars, and probably not even to the nearest star, unless we develop and master travel at speeds many times that of light.
  5. Faster than light travel will enable terrestrial human beings to reach foreign star systems for the first time in history. In turn, this will permit human beings to emigrate to hospitable foreign worlds, and also to meet other intelligent life and civilisations. Overall, many discoveries and insights will be made, many of which we cannot currently imagine, that will immeasurably improve the standard of living for all human beings.

See here for an explanation of faster than light travel, why we need it, and how we will accomplish such a feat.