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Raw, unedited streamed video from Starship Congress 2015: Interstellar Hackathon at Drexel University.

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www.starshipcongress.org
Drexel university, Philadelphia, September 4-5

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The FarMaker Speed Sketch contest gets its first Children's Art bracket submission!  If you love space, let an artist you know (young or old) know about FarMaker.

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Hi Mike and group thought you might be interested to know 100YSS.org collected approximately 120 abstracts (under 300 words) for their call for papers for the Sept. Symposium in Houston. I submitted 13 including this abstract.

STARSHIP ENGINE Universal Patent 1, Patent Applications: Plasma Rocket Engine; National U.S. 07/247,498; Starship; International PCT/US89/05888.
 
Thomas Hulon Jackson
 Starship Laboratories, United States of America; thjackson@cox.net
 My invention is an atomic powered rocket engine that contains a plasma and harnesses it's energy directly to accelerate a propellant It increases the velocities and payload handling capabilities by many factors over present rockets including chemical and atomic. It is more cost efficient, more reliable, safer and faster than any previous invention chemical or atomic. It has the potential to populate the stars with mankind
 
My invention is an atomic rocket engine that contains and harnesses a Plasma in a liquid propellant and casing to directly effect the rapid expansion of the propellant; thereby, expelling the propellant out of an exhaust port causing acceleration of the engine which consists of a means to contain the plasma in three dimensions, whereby; the energy from the plasma directly causes the liquid propellant plasma container to rapidly expand from chemical and atomic change and this changed liquid propellant is contained in the two dimensions of the casing with the "leak" in the third dimension used to provide propulsion.
 
To make my invention fully functional in the environment it is required to operate, the means are described to obtain the functions of steering, starting once and multiple times, planned and emergency stops, regulating propellant flow, tuning and focusing the exhaust, casing cooling, artificial gravity, auxiliary power, increasing velocity to permit intra and extra galactic exploration, replenishing the propellant from deep space, manufacturing the fuel disks and protecting the engine and pay load from meteorite collisions.
 
Also described is a means of converting the engine to a electric generator to power a space and earth habitat as is a means of modifying my invention to convert earth stored radioactive waste and toxic chemical waste to harmless atoms and subatomic particles and deliver the remainder to deep space economically.

The finished paper 20 pages for contribution ID 29 is here
http://db.tt/dKw0ft0g

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A belated congratulations to Starship Congress for the successful Kickstarter campaign—$15K!
http://kck.st/158ib81
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