Cold Fusion NASA LENR part three Spacebound and Earthbound Transportation

It is argued that both LENR and Hydrino Capture are not cold fusion, yet for many reasons the term cold fusion exists in popular vernacular encompassing nuclear reactions that happen in environments less hot than the sun. For many people the term has sentimental value as well… that’s the logic of it.

Often what accompanies discovery and truthfulness in science is confusion, anger, and persecution; as is seen in the history of cold fusion research. Yet good science has gotten us this far; cold fusion research has overcome adversity through strict adherence to scientific method and consistent first-rate scientific review.

Thanks to the fact that scientists are basically tenacious creatures, we now have solid cold fusion science and engineering behind the LENR devices entering the marketplace.

The Blood of the Martyrs

‘The Blood of the Martyrs’ is a one-act play by Percival Wilde based on the short story by Stephen Vincent Benet, later adapted by Donald MacFarlane for the radio, and broadcast over station WQXR in New York City, Dec 7, 1938.

The play stars Professor Malzius and is a story about truth in science that sheds relevant light on possible reasons for the falsification of data at MIT and the subsequent persecution and perseverance of cold fusion researchers.

Mr. Wilde summarizes for the press…

  • “Mr Benet is a poet who has brought to his prose writing the spiritual and imaginative qualities that characterize his verse. His conception, in the short story, which became the basis of the present play, may be stated concisely… If the scientist does not teach the objective truth as he knows it, there will be an end to continuity and to science. Many men have sought the truth, but have, in these horrible days, compromised with their consciences so that they may continue to work; but to the true scientist compromise is unthinkable. It is better for him to die at his post than to lend the weight of his authority to the spread of false beliefs, and this is both the tragedy and triumph of Malzius: if there are enough men like him the world will emerge from the quagmire of expedient creed into which the dictators have led it. ‘The blood of the martyrs,’ declared Tertullian, ‘is the seed of the Church.’ In these times the blood of the martyrs is seed of liberalism and science and truth.”


For further reflection are the words of Louis Pasteur, in his last speech, given upon being awarded the Diamond Cross of Saint Anne from the Czar of Russia. Louis Pasteur addresses his words to the students in the crowd, his voice ringing with conviction…

  • “You young men, doctors and scientists of the future, do not let your selves be tainted by a barren skepticism, nor discouraged by the sadness of certain hours that creep over nations. Do not become angry at your opponents, for no scientific theory has ever been accepted without opposition. Live in the serene peace of libraries and laboratories. Say to yourselves first: ‘What have I done for my instruction?’ and as you gradually advance: ‘What am I accomplishing?’ until the time comes when you may have the immense happiness of thinking that you have contributed in some way to the welfare and progress of mankind.” (Vallery-Radot 1901, vol. 2, pp. 297–298)


Cold Fusion – LENR Engineering

NASA states that the science and engineering encompassing cold fusion LENR is “not a narrow band set of physical phenomena” and that “devices are being engineered in real time”. (link)

With 3-D printing and nano engineering being utilized to create the lattice; we will see many unique devices entering the marketplace, both thermal and electrical (hardy, robust, and scalable), for every imaginable application.

One might posit that two categories of ‘cold fusion’ devices will gain hold in their respective markets:

  • LENR/Thermal – heat without a carbon footprint
  • LENR/Electric – electricity without a generator


Co-generation (where both heat and electricity is needed) will likely utilize LENR thermal devices along with electrical generators. Waste heat will be utilized for environmental needs.

LENR Marketplace,, and others are poised to enter the LENR/Thermal market.

NASA, and others are poised to enter the LENR/Electric market.

LENR/Electric – Transportation Earthbound

Cold fusion electricity without generators is a boon for transportation. It is well known that series hybrid systems (where torque is exclusively supplied by electricity) saves fuel and reduces emissions. Yet few people know the extent that series hybrid systems are currently utilized; electricity is the sole source of torque in oceangoing vessels, trains, hybrid buses, cars, motorcycles, bicycles, and the next generation of airplanes.

All these vehicles will benefit from LENR/Electrical devices. They require little engineering for conversion from fossil fuel powered generators and batteries to LENR electrical power.

  • Oceangoing Vessels: “As in most modern cruise ships, Queen Mary 2′s (link) propulsion machinery is electrically decoupled from her propeller shafts and her propulsion arrangement can therefore be more accurately described as “CODAG-electric” (by analogy with turbo-electric and diesel-electric). The diesel engines and gas turbines drive electrical generators, which provide the power to drive four 21,500 kW (28,800 hp) Alstom electrical motors located inside the podded propulsors (and thus entirely outside the vessel’s hull).” 
  • Trains: “The main reason why diesel locomotives (link) are hybrid is because this eliminates the need for a mechanical transmission. By going with a hybrid setup, the main diesel engine (3,200hp) can run at a constant speed, turning an electrical generator. The generator sends electrical power to a traction motor at each axle, which powers the wheels. The traction motors can produce adequate torque at any speed, from a full stop to 110 mph (177 kph), without needing to change gears. This 270,000-pound (122,470-kg) locomotive is designed to tow passenger-train cars at speeds of up to 110 miles per hour (177 kph). The diesel engine makes 3,200 horsepower, and the generator can turn this into almost 4,700 amps of electrical current. The four drive motors use this electricity to generate over 64,000 pounds of thrust.” 
  • Hybrid Buses:  “San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom states that Muni hybrid buses (link) are essentially electric buses just like Muni’s electric trolley buses. Rather than get their electricity from overhead wires, they use a small diesel engine (5.9 liter Cummins ISB found in pick-up trucks) to turn a generator that, together with traction batteries, supply the necessary electrical energy to move the bus through the streets of San Francisco. Muni’s hybrid buses are “series hybrids” meaning there is no mechanical connection between the engine and wheels.”
  • Cars: “Top 10 Electric Car Makers – United States 2012 EV Market Leaders (link)
  • Motorcycles: “Electric motorcycles (link) include the Zero DS, Brammo Empulse, Native S, Moto Czysz E1PC and Vectrix scooter. Electric motorcycles, though still in their infancy, are starting to gain a foothold in the marketplace.” 
  • Bicycles: “Electric bicycles (link) are part of a wide range of Light Electric Vehicles (LEVs) that provide convenient local transportation. Generally designed for one person and small cargo capacity, electric bike range, speed, and cost are moderate.” 
  • Planes: Cold Fusion – NASA – LENR Part ll Flight (link)


NASA Offers LENR/Electric Technology to Private Companies 

In this technology roadmap by NASA, LENR is targeted as an energy source.

DRAFT Launch Propulsion Systems Roadmap Technology Area 01 (pdf)  For LENR see page 18

Langley’s Low-Energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR) Technology Available (link)

  • “The advantages of the present invention are numerous. Devices/systems made in accordance with the present invention control the frequency of the SPP resonance and its uniformity over large surface or volume regions. This will allow an entire device to participate in heavy electron production and ensuing energy generation.”
  • “The present invention is adaptable to a variety of physical states/geometries and is scalable in size thereby making it available for energy production in a wide variety of applications (e.g., hand-held and large scale electronics, automobiles, aircraft, surface ships, electric power generation, rockets, etc.)” from patent, line [0032]… NASA’s patent to Produce Heavy Electrons with LENR (patent)


LENR/Electric – Transportation Spacebound

In 1958, the “SPACE HANDBOOK: ASTRONAUTICS AND ITS APPLICATIONS” (link), by the Rand Corporation, was presented to the President at the birth of NASA. It clearly states that electricity produced without generators through some unknown nuclear process will enable astronautic transport with advanced electric drive.

  • “The primary consideration in obtaining useful thrust from ion or plasma rockets is the construction of lightweight electric power supplies. A gross reduction in electrical generation equipment, as compared with the most advanced of present equipments, is required to make the electric rocket really interesting for flight in the solar system.”
  • “It is contemplated that some type of nuclear fission (or fusion, farther in the future) could be used to supply the energy for the electric powerplant, although this step would still not eliminate the need for heavy electrical generators, unless direct conversion of fission to electrical energy in large quantities be came practical.” 
  • “2,100 kilovolts of electric power to produce 1 pound of thrust, assuming good efficiency. Optimistic estimates of electric-power-supply weight in dictate that the power unit would weigh about 8,500 pounds.” (or 4 lbs for each kilovolt using old technology)


Cold fusion electricity without generators is a boon to astronautics; for both launch and space drive. Electricity is the sole source of thrust for acceleration in advanced propulsion technologies.

Thrust and the energetics of acceleration can be understood as G – Force. Electricity provides more thrust than any other known vehicle propulsion technology.

  •        3 g –  Space Shuttle, maximum during launch and reentry
  •   7.19 g –  Apollo 16 on reentry
  •    100 g –  Sprint missile
  • 1,800 g –  Quicklaunch Maglev


Launch Platforms

Magnetic Levitation and Beamed Energy Launch platforms both have large electricity requirements. Low cost LENR electricity will enable utilization of these platforms for space flight.

Maglev Launch

The inventors of magnetic levitation, Dr. James Powell (bio) and Gordon Danby (bio), are the folks behind the Startram Project.

Vacuum Maglev Test Train Breaks Speed Record (link)

  • The test model of the vacuum maglev train was able to run in trial use at a speed equal to the speed of a plane, between 700 and 1,200 kilometers per hour. According to Science Pictorial, the Maglev trains would be even able to run –theoretically- at speeds of 20,000 kilometers per hour in vacuum tubes.”


Amazing Magnetics (video)

The Startram Project (link)

Beamed Energy Launch

  • “Lasers and microwaves are among the beamed-energy propulsion concepts the Advanced Space Transportation Program is pursuing. If the energy to propel a spacecraft doesn’t have to be carried on board the vehicle, significant weight reductions and performance improvements can be achieved. Beamed-energy propulsion uses a remote energy source — such as the Sun, a ground- or space-based laser or a microwave transmitter — to send power to the vehicle via a “beam” of electromagnetic radiation. Presently, beamed energy is the most promising technology to lower the cost of space transportation to tens of dollars per pound. Research into this technology is a joint effort of the Marshall Center, the Air Force Research Laboratory Propulsion Directorate at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of Troy, N.Y.” (link)


Lightcraft Technologies, Inc. (link)

  • A Lightcraft is a 1kg launch vehicle, made from high temperature ceramic materials, that flies into space on a megawatt laser beam.
  • The Lightcraft, shown here in flight, is both a single-stage-to-orbit launch vehicle and a satellite. (video)


Electric Space Drive

Ion Propulsion (link) is an electric space drive. Lightweight and dense, LENR/Electric devices will enable the use of stronger ion motors.

  • “The ion propulsion system’s efficient use of fuel and electrical power enable modern spacecraft to travel farther, faster, and cheaper than any other propulsion technology currently available. As new power sources become available, higher power thrusters will be developed that provide greater speed and more thrust.”


30KW Hall Ion Thrusters are in use today and high-powered thrusters are in development.

Ion Propulsion — 50 Years in the Making (link)

Benefits of Power and Propulsion Technology for a Piloted Electric Vehicle to an Asteroid (pdf)


LENR/Electric and LENR/Thermal will ultimately transform the energy marketplace for transportation and environmental heat and electricity. This will take place quicker than any other technological revolution. I predict that by the end of the year Pesident Obama will announce the emergence of LENR engineering and that his administration, if elected, will do everything in its’ power to usher in nearly free  non-polluting LENR power and a newly empowered NASA charged with assisting humanity’s colonization of space. This will become a major plank in his election platform.

President Obama is the top excecutive in the hierarchy  of NASA.

National Space Policy – Commerce  (link) 


  • “Fifty years after the creation of NASA, our goal is no longer just a destination to reach. Our goal is the capacity for people to work and learn and operate and live safely beyond the Earth for extended periods of time, ultimately in ways that are more sustainable and even indefinite. And in fulfilling this task, we will not only extend humanity’s reach in space—we will strengthen America’s leadership here on Earth.” —President Barack Obama, April 15, 2010






18 Replies to “Cold Fusion NASA LENR part three Spacebound and Earthbound Transportation”

  1. Now if you could heat enough water for my shower tonight you might just have something.
    Until then stop day dreaming and go back to work.

    1. James,

      You are tenacious in your ignorance… perhaps you have not kept abreast of developments. I hope you understand a permanent record of your responses exists in the internet. Please reflect on this and respond with a well thought out and intelligent response; even I am not showering tonight with LENR power (nowhere did I say I was). I’m glad you took the time to read the article… please study the science.

    2. Dreaming is my job James, as apparently your’s is to make snarky comments. Somehow I think I am spending my time more wisely than you sir.

      1. Funny you should mention it… dreaming is my job as well. Time to get back to work… good night.

    3. james, why don’t you tell me what work you do so I can ridicule it for it’s overall value to society.

  2. Great article, and very brilliant lead picture. The engineering of LENR to produce thrust is very interesting, as is the conversion of the LENR reaction directly into electricity (as BlackLight Power has claimed to do).

    My preference is to use off the shelf technology to utilize liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen, since the power to separate the H from O in water, and condense it into liquid, is a straight forward way to utilize LENR. Furthermore, the by products of ignition would be innocuous to the atmosphere after launch. Finally, water can be stored on-board to generate more rocket fuel in flight utilizing LENR’s incredible fuel density.

    By the way, water rockets would be great for transporting H2O off planet, and furthermore the odds of finding H2O/fuel (in the form of ice) in space is overwhelming.

    Bottom line: it now costs thousands of dollars per pound to propel it up and out of our gravity well, and soon it will cost only dollars thanks to LENR. That means not only cosmopolitan space travel, but a virtual unlimited supply of resources transported back to Earth. Remember the first Trillion-aires will be those who have invested in space exploration/exploitation.

    Some unique and very good things happen to societies that have a pressure valve of a new frontier – and we can expect an infinite frontier to open up soon. I personally expect to die off planet.

    1. Correct, LENR power will lean and green the production of clean burning cryogenic fuels. Of all propulsion technologies we may choose the one with the smallest heat signature. Space tethers and space elevators may be the most promising, maglev and beamed energy follow in third and fourth place.

    2. One other thing: “I predict that by the end of the year Pesident Obama will announce the emergence of LENR engineering and that his administration, if elected, will do everything in its’ power to usher in nearly free non-polluting LENR power and a newly empowered NASA charged with assisting humanity’s colonization of space. This will become a major plank in his election platform.”

      It would be really really great if your prediction came true. Considering the first LENR generators are going to be going onto the market starting this year, that even makes sense. Unfortunately, so much money has been invested in solar and wind (not to mention fossil fuel infrastructure) that I doubt any politician would be willing to torpedo those sectors of the economy by boldly anointing LENR. I talked with a Democratic operative, and he said such an announcement would be very risky politically – and there is one thing politicians don’t like and that is to proceed on a course that is risky and out of their control. Heck, he could even get burned the way Gingrich got burned talking about colonies on the moon.

      1. The fact is that NASA is licensing its’ invention now. “Langley’s Low-Energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR) Technology Available” through the NASA Technology Gateway. This is a LENR/Electric device that is scaleable and applicable. When Obama makes his announcement he will be ready to secure its’ successful acceptance with the “public” sector ’cause the private sector will have already bought in. As Chief Executive of NASA he has already gone about stacking the deck in his favor, unlike Newt Gingrich; or so I conjecture.

  3. An Inspiring article, with interesting links.
    In a couple of years time I will be celebrating my second doubling of the human population. We must do what we always do and move on when the population gets too great.
    As the world’s population passes through the Industrial Transition the changing demographic produces a surplus.. The surplus must go somewhere.
    Or die. Dream on James.
    I have volunteered my skills as an auto Cad draughtsman to animate the concepts.

    Trying to explain to James would be like trying to explain a Jumbo Jet to Christopher Columbus.
    Future ungrateful Trolls will assume it is their birthright to travel out of the gravity well, Just as they now demand cheap flights and internet access.

    1. Thanks Arthur

      I’d love to see the animated concepts put to life by your creative hand. Email Ruby… see what we can see here!

      Blessings be… in our dreams. Reality is more… as it seems.

  4. The name, Cold Fusion must be kept for two reasons, it is catchy and easily associated by people, but more importantly it annoys the professional “opinion experts” that science is full of, that have denied and debunked Cold Fusion for 23 years.

  5. Greg and Brad, the world of people who look and strive to go beyond fossil fuels will face a mountain or war to overcome the hegemony of the OIL and coal industries. Don’t you think?

    Getting Obama re-elected is critical for the purpose of expediting this cause, no? Or, might we imagine Romney does a complete about-face on the people who threw money at him and pursue a vision for tomorrow? hahaha.

    Anyway, it seems to me that humans are often divided in two categories: those who look forward and relish the new and those who dismiss the new and disparage and belittle the others and the new. Not that this is a universal truth or a good way to generalize about humans, but it’s difficult to not see it happening over and over and over again.

    Thanks for posting this piece, Greg.

    1. Krawmn

      You are welcome.
      Hope springs eternal… work makes it happen… no?
      I know you know… thank you! Greg

  6. It is now all over the net!
    Email to Bob
    (read at opening of lecture)

    Bob, I believe you and I trust your observations. I am confident that the Papp engine ran for extended periods, and did not get hot enough to account for seventy percent of the energy being dumped as heat. Thus the process is not thermodynamic and Carnot. And maybe the gas laws do not apply.

    These are very strong statements that I do not make lightly, and I am not ready to make public until I have examined these systems experimentally for myself. But these are both statements about equilibrium conditions in a closed system, neither of which condition applies. I know that the plasma pulse produces electricity in large and strange amounts. Your two capacitor experiment verifies this. So we have odd electricity and odd energy, both real and, I believe, coupled.

    To really do the job well, we need a well equipped lab and able experts willing to suspend disbelief. I am impressed with your progress, especially since you are making it on your own.


    Mike’s Remarks During the Q&A

    I am on vacation today. [For] my day job, I am interested in alternative energy systems. Any primary energy source that we can usefully use that does not consume hydrocarbons would be a general statement of mine, my normal job.

    About twelve years ago, when I first heard of the Papp engine, I was intrigued because it is clearly impossible. It is clearly impossible, but apparently works. So that is interesting.

    I interviewed a man that witnessed the Feinman demonstration, Cecil B., he is an older guy now but [has] a very clear memory. His recollection of what happened on that occasion and on occasions when they tested Papp’s machine on a dynamometer was very clear that one: it works, and two: it is not a heat engine. They made observations of tests running hours or days in a closed room, no exhaust, negligible temperature rise, so it is not a thermodynamic machine. It does not operate on a heat cycle. That is intriguing. It also operates with noble gases. …As all chemists know, …you can’t get energy out of noble gases by chemistry. Noble gases are also noble in the nucleus, the nucleus is rather noble. So if you were going to choose a material to make energy, noble gases would be your last choice. So that was interesting to me, I followed up. I talked to Bob Rohner many years ago.

    One of the things that most convinced me that this machine really did operate, was an example that Bob told me about how they were running the machine for Joe Papp, and there was a tapping sound. The machine was running, something was banging, so they [said], okay that’s fine, the machine is running, it is making a noise. They took it apart, hammered out the offending part, put it back together again, and it ran again. Not only was it running, it was running, and the entire internals had been observed. Bob had taken it apart, seen everything that was in there. There is no mice in each cylinder jumping up and down making the thing work. It did not have any funny business going on. It is as it seems to be, and still is to me, a complete, almost complete mystery. I still am intrigued, so what I did was set a test.

    I said OK, a different group in a similar configuration. If you can show me ten times more energy coming out than the electrical energy input, and my day job is as I said is careful measurements of energy, input energy, output energy. So we set up the test, showed them what to do, made the measurements, and yes there was at least ten times more energy being produced than electrical input energy. And at that point I got semi hooked so I have been following this and following Bob around ever since. Waiting for him to produce his machine. He is getting close.

    I would write this still as am mystery, I have no idea, I have some ideas but none that I am willing to make public at this point. But it is clearly a nuclear process, and the power and benefit and interest in nuclear processes is that the energy density in nuclear effects is about ten million times larger than the energy density of chemical processes. That is why you can make claims of a single filling powering your engine for thousands of hours. Only a nuclear energy source can possibly have that potential.

    There is a lot of work to be done. Bob is making good progress. I agree with the gentleman standing at the microphone that this is a power source that mankind needs to have. We need to make a push and get this energy out in the hands of people. I think in the third world this would make so much more of a difference. America is energy rich, but in the third world, China or India for example, machines of this sort to pump water or provide lighting would revolutionize the world. This is a very important task that Bob has set for himself, and I am glad that he is continuing.

    1. Thanks Heinrichk,

      Sometimes none of us can not quite figure out what we see… or if we see it!
      WOW The heart of science. Once again… thank you, I hope you enjoy this.

      This certainly has helped me wrap my mind around it all.

      Magnetically Möbius WOW

      Möbius track for magnetically levitating train (Uploaded by MOSEMwp7 on Jun 18, 2011)

      A friend of mine used to say, ..

      “Find the mobius strip of your heart and the mobius strip of your mind and you’ll do alright.”

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