John E. Brandenburg, Ph.D.

John E. Brandenburg is a theoretical plasma phy- sicist. He has a PhD in Plasma Physics. He is the principal inventor of the MET (Microwave Electro- Thermal) plasma thruster using water propellant for space propulsion. He has previously worked on SDI, the Clementine Mission to the Moon, Rocket Plume-Regolith Interactions on the Moon and Mars, Vortex theory of Rocket engine design, combined Sakharov-Kaluza-Klein theory of Field Unification for purposes of space propulsion and Mars science. During the Reagan years he worked at Mission Research Corporation and Sandia Natio- nal Laboratories on SDI and plasmas for control- led fusion and directed energy weapons. He has authored “Death on Mars,” (2014) “Life and Death on Mars” (2010), “Beyond Einstein’s Unified Field” (2011) and “Dead Mars, Dying Earth” (1999) and written science fiction novels under the pen name “Victor Norgarde”, including “AI Singularity, the human race is cancelled”.


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