George Noory, now hosting the first Sunday of each month, welcomed Richard C. Hoagland of Enterprise Mission, who was paired with two different guests. In Hour 2, Hoagland brought on ex-NASA employee Ken Johnston, and the two discussed various issues related to the Shuttle Discovery, which was preparing for its re-entry. Johnston related how over twenty years ago he was involved in doing a simulation of repairing shuttle tile damage, using a putty that had the consistency of peanut butter.
Tim Ventura of American Antigravity joined the show for the next two hours. Beyond the antiquated propulsion systems of the current shuttles, their computer systems are also outdated, declared Ventura. Noting there is a large diversity of antigravity research coming to the forefront, he said one of the latest projects involves using plasmas. Hoagland commented that actual antigravity hardware is also beginning to appear. Space activism, stated Ventura, is the "new environmentalism for the 21st century." Hoagland posited a no-limits future where much of what is now transported via trucks and ships, could be simply "floated" around the world.
Ventura also shared a video clip (Win. Media) of the Ram-Implosion Wing, an attachment for vehicles developed by Robert Patterson. There have been "claims of up to 200% fuel-economy, presumably by reducing aerodynamic drag on the vehicle," writes Tim. Read more about the Wing here.
First hour guest, talk show host John Ziegler discussed his new book, The Death of Free Speech. With a push towards political correctness in recent years, the media has created arbitrary rules regarding what can or cannot be talked about, Ziegler conveyed. Most people don't understand we're in a war for our freedom, he added.
Bumper music from Sunday August 07, 2005