News Release 51AIAA Abstract on “Energy
January 3, 2008
Norm Hansen, President,
submitted the following abstract on “Energy Independence“ to AIAA
Future Space National Priorities, Critical Decisions.
The Space 2008 Conference & Exposition
being held in San Diego, California.
Unfortunately, the review committee didn’t recommend the basic
presentation in the “Space Policy and Economics” technical session or
“Special Session” with panel presentations followed by questions and answers
The exploration of space has resulted in the discovery of an
unlimited source of Mirror Power, which could supply the World’s
energy needs for billions of years. Mirror Power is the most
efficient energy source in the World and comes from the conversion of matter
and mirror matter1 into energy. Hundreds of billions of
dollars have been spent by scientists and engineers studying and developing
the technology2 for over seventy-five years.
Norm Hansen, President
Energy Independence can be achieved by
upgrading Fossil Power plants to Mirror Power plants that are three
times more efficient. With the improved efficiency, Mirror Power
plants can supply electricity to existing customers, electricity and/or
hydrogen for motor vehicles, and oxygen for commercial applications.
Mirror Power plants could be financed from the $400 billion per year,
which America spends on importing foreign oil.
In the United States3,
converting two hundred kilograms of mirror matter into Mirror
Power could replace burning 1 billion tons of coal, 4 billion barrels of
oil, and 6 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Carbon dioxide levels could
be reduced by 50 percent or 3.8 billion tons per year. Fossil fuels would be
used to make new products to bring every country into 21st
century rather than burning them and destroying Earth’s environment.
Spacecraft could take off, travel into
space, and land at airports. A spacecraft with
of mirror matter could take 1,000 round trips to the Moon without
refueling or one trip every week for twenty years. Millions of people will
be traveling to space stations orbiting Earth in minutes, Moon in
hours, and Mars in days. The Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek dream of traveling
to the stars will become reality in 21st rather than 23rd
This quantum leap for humanity is
possible if government, education and business leaders work collegiately
together using the Internet Model. Within fifty years, the Space Economy4
will grow to over $18 trillion and the World Economy5 will grow
to over $360 trillion. However, the real benefits will come from taking
billions of people out of poverty, providing them a World-Class Education,
and empowering them to live out their dreams.
2/ Forward, Robert & Davis, Joel,
Mirror Matter: Pioneering Antimatter Physics,
John Wiley & Sons, 1988
3/ United States,
4/ Space Economy increases from $180 billion today
5/ World Gross National Product per person increases to $60,000 per person
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