An Electrogravitic Solution to the Columbia Disaster


"Concerning a Technology that Could Help
Avoid Another Columbia Disaster"

 by  Paul A. LaViolette, Ph.D.

March 2003


This paper was submitted in 2003 to Admiral Gehman, chairman of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board investigating NASA's Columbia Space Shuttle disaster.  It describes how electrogravitic technology similar to what is used in powering the B2 Bomber could be used as a way to create a heat shield around the Space Shuttle, thereby avoiding a future mishap.  More information on electrogravitics is found in the books Electrogravitics Systems and Subquantum Kinetics.

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 March 17, 2003


Admiral Harold W. Gehman, Jr.
Columbia Accident Investigation Board
16850 Saturn Lane
Houston, TX 77058


Dear Admiral Gehman:

I would like to submit the enclosed suggestion to the Columbia Accident Investigation Board which describes a method of improving the aerodynamic characteristics of the Space Shuttle and which should be effective in preventing a similar reentry disaster from happening again in the future. I had made this suggestion to NASA some years ago, but unfortunately it was overlooked. Nevertheless I believe the idea has considerable merit and that it should be given serious attention.

Please let me know if I can be of assistance in answering any questions you may have about this idea.

Sincerely yours,

Paul A. LaViolette, Ph.D.

The Starburst Foundation