David Adair Says He Designed Fusion Rocket Engine Like One Found at Area 51
Before he was a teenager, David Adair was fascinated with jet propulsion. By the time he was 11 he had built his first rocket, and at the age of 17 he supposedly pioneered a new type of engine that used neither liquid nor solid jet fuel – it used electromagnetic fusion. From that point on, he says he caught the eye of government agents, but not just any agents… top brass, Area 51-clearance-level agents.
Who is David Adair?
Adair was a child prodigy when it came to astrophysics and rocket science, voraciously reading through all of the relevant literature he could find at his local library. According to his story, when a local librarian noticed he was correcting the flawed data in astrophysics texts, she was amazed and ordered him hundreds more.
Adair became enamored with space travel, designing rocket propulsion systems with cryogenic fluids. Eventually this led to his creation of a new type of system that had never before been created, the electromagnetic fusion containment engine. With this engine, he says, his rocket could propel from zero to 8,654 mph in just over four seconds.
Adair was awarded “Most Outstanding in the Field of Engineering” by the U.S. Air Force and was featured in local papers. He says that, upon receiving that award, he started accepting federal funding from the Department of Education’s National Science Foundation, thanks to Congressman John Ashbrook.
At this point, his mother became intimidated by the amount of attention he was receiving from different military agencies, until she was assuaged by General Curtis LeMay, who would inevitably prove to be a fortuitous relationship for Adair. Several years later, he says he was recruited by the Navy to design mechanisms for changing jet turbine engines.
But after his rocket design at the age of 17, Adair says he was brought to White Sands Missile Testing Facility in southern New Mexico to test launch his rocket. He was told to launch it at a dried-up lake bed of specific coordinates in Nevada. That lake bed, known as Groom Lake, happened to be at an undisclosed military base, now known as Area 51. Adair’s launch went off without a hitch, landing at the Nevada test site with parachutes deployed and ready to be reused and launched almost immediately, according to him – Elon Musk would have been jealous.
Adair claims he was then flown directly to the Groom Lake base, where he was met by black-suited, government agents and shown to an underground facility where a rocket engine of similar nature was kept. The rocket was unlike anything he had ever seen and appeared to be punctured. He said he wondered why the Air Force was asking him to repair an engine they had designed, which was far superior to his own.
But upon further inspection, he quickly understood it to be of alien origin and claims that it was actually a living organism that could only be controlled telepathically. When he started asking questions, the government agents knew that he was not as naïve as they assumed.
A Sinister Intent
Adair claims that one of the agents he met at Area 51 was the infamous, former Nazi rocket scientist Arthur Rudolph. He also notes that there was an intention to use his rocket as a tool for implementing a first strike, during the Cold War. Also involved in this military conspiracy was General LeMay, who had helped Adair attain the funding to build his rocket.
He was known as a war monger with an incredibly hawkish military strategy. He believed in the idea that, in nuclear warfare, a successful strike would have to be capable of killing an entire nation, otherwise there would be mutually assured destruction. LeMay built out the Strategic Air Command program so that it would be capable of dropping 80 percent of its arsenal at once.
To avoid mutually assured destruction, the military needed first strike capability. So, according to Adair, LeMay was interested in the incredible speed that could be achieved by his fusion-contained propulsion system.
Adair says that upon realizing the military’s intent, he had to somehow sabotage his rocket so that it couldn’t be used as a vehicle for a nuclear warhead. Thinking quickly on his feet and using some cunning ingenuity, Adair says he collected graphite grease to cause a chemical reaction with deuterium, an isotope necessary for fusion reactions that was contained in the rocket’s inner workings.
This tactic worked, setting off a massive explosion. According to Adair, this upset Rudolph, who threatened to imprison him at the base for the rest of his life, forcing him to remain there and continue working, while telling his family that he had died in a horrible accident. General LeMay came to his rescue however, and allowed him to return home. Adair said that Rudolph had very little authority due to his Nazi history.
There are plenty of pictures and newspaper articles seeming to corroborate Adair’s achievements and awards from the Air Force, but why hasn’t he continued to develop this technology? He supposedly headed a company that developed similar technologies under the name Intersect, Inc., but the company is now either defunct or wiped from the internet.
His current website is devoted to telling this story and includes photographic evidence that seems to substantiate his history of being involved in aeronautics programs and military enrollment. He also has documentation of his correspondence with Congress, regarding the acquisition of an old Titan rocket, although it doesn’t say whether he was granted its use or not. Adair has also mentioned that he attempted, at one point, to testify before Congress regarding his Area 51 experience.
Stories from whistleblowers and those who claim to have been granted access to Area 51 are often bizarre, outlandish and unbelievable, so what, if anything, can be derived from this story and others like it? While the validity of Adair’s story remains in the realm of debate, it can be assumed that if there is any truth behind it, the government would likely try to distort or cover-up anything it wants to keep classified.
The Oumuamua Spaceship; Interstellar Asteroid or Alien Probe?
Two months ago, a cigar-shaped object sped past Earth at an incredible rate, before being catapulted to the outer reaches of the solar system by the Sun’s gravitational pull. This asteroid-like object was given the name Oumuamua and is now being carefully tracked to pick up any frequencies it might be emitting and find out more about this strange artifact.
The Alien Asteroid
On October 19th of this year, Robert Weryk spotted an asteroidal object zipping through the solar system at a rate of 196,000 mph. Weryk was using the Pan-STARRS telescope at the Haleakala Observatory in Hawaii, hence the vowel-heavy Polynesian name, Oumuamua.
Oumuamua means scout, to “reach out first” or “reach out in advance.” Weryk says he sees the asteroid as a messenger from the past that is reaching out to us.
At first, it was thought that Oumuamua was a comet, though it was quickly reclassified due to its lack of a cometary tail, but was soon reclassified again due to its odd shape and provenance, possibly coming from the star Vega in the Lyra constellation. This interstellar object, being the first of its kind ever observed, was given a unique classification with the name 1I/2017 U1, a.k.a. Oumuamua.
Oumuamua is several hundred meters in length, with its height and width about a tenth of that. Its odd structure is fitting for interstellar travel and is a shape that scientists believe would be ideal for interstellar spacecraft. The cigar-shape minimizes friction and damage from interstellar gas and dust, preventing collisions that large, round asteroids would be more susceptible to.
Though most astronomers assume that it is simply an icy asteroid, careering through space on a 600,000-year journey from Vega, others believe it is worth looking at a little more closely for evidence of extraterrestrial life.
This is where the Breakthrough Listen project got involved, when they pointed the Green Bank Telescope at it for a 10-hour period to pick up any radio frequencies or anomalies.
The program, funded by Russian billionaire Yuri Milner, in coordination with Stephen Hawking and the SETI program at UC Berkeley, devotes satellite power to listening for extraterrestrial life in the universe.
Though they’re not getting their hopes up with Oumuamua, they believe it to be worthwhile, and whether or not it turns out to be a spaceship, artifact, or psychic monolith, like the one in Arthur C. Clarke’s Space Odyssey, Breakthrough Listen believes it can at least glean some useful information on this cosmic phenomenon.
After pointing the Green Bank Telescope at Oumuamua, scientists don’t believe to have discovered any signals, though some believe it could have triggered an “awakening” of the extraterrestrial entity from which it originated. This is according to Nick Pope, the former head of the Ministry of Defense for the UK.
Scientists are still intrigued by the composition of the asteroid, as it appears to have a strange organic coating around it, possibly protecting its inner composition. Normally asteroidal objects like these are composed of ice and rock, leaving a trail in their wake, especially when it comes within close proximity to a star.
Oumuamua came particularly close to the Sun, yet it emitted no tail and continued its journey at a mercurial speed out towards the edge of the solar system.
According to scientists who were able to catch a quick glimpse, Oumuamua consisted of minerals and alloys not found in our solar system, adding to its mystique.
Scientists are Still Puzzled
With Oumuamua on a fast trajectory out of the solar system, scientists must act quickly to study it. By May of 2018, it will be on its way past Jupiter as it is currently moving at a rate of 58,160 miles per hour.
Oumuamua’s shape and speed aren’t the only characteristics that have puzzled scientists. Its dark red color, reflecting only 4 percent of sunlight, seems to vary in color as scientists observe it. Looking at it under infrared light, scientists noticed it was grey in color, typical for an icy body that we’ve seen more locally, though it didn’t emit the tail normally seen with icy asteroids and comets.
Some are drawing the eerie connection to the Arthur C. Clarke novel, Rendevous with Rama, in which a cylindrical alien spaceship enters our solar system, originally mistaken for an asteroid. The similarities between Oumuamua and Rama are uncanny, with the sci-fi asteroid coming in on a fast trajectory from interstellar space, rotating rapidly to create a gravitational field for its inhabitants inside.
Oumuamua’s rotation has been calculated to once every 8 hours, while Rama rotated once every 4 minutes. But these technicalities haven’t prevented the Breakthrough Listen and other hopefuls from attempting to capture some type of signal from it.
Scientists have even suggested the possibility that we may catch up to Oumuamua with the Space-X BFR that is being developed for a manned mission to Mars. For this to be feasible though, the rocket would have to be completed and launched within the next five years.
There have been other ideas for catching up with Oumuamua by companies interested in mining asteroids as well as those who simply want to study them. Deploying a series of small probes to the interstellar object was another possibility. The Breakthrough Starshot project has proposed this concept in its search for alien life, though they have yet to develop a practical prototype.
This past August, Breakthrough Listen discovered a series of fast burst radio signals or FRBs coming from a distant dwarf galaxy, similarly perplexing scientists. Is this project on the cusp of discovering definitive proof of extraterrestrial life?