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Tobias Lugoloobi

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Profile reviewed: December 30, 2016

First publication: January 2011

Tobias Lugoloobi is an independent Ugandan inventor (researcher) who has committed several years of research to develop a practical space drive that can operate in the aerospace and deep space. This technology, therefore, can be useful for ordinary aerospace air travel and potential extra-terrestrial travels, according to the inventor.

Everything started in his mind when he was a young child. He felt an urge to create something and, at age twelve, he decided to build a spaceship with unique characteristics compared to conventional aircraft/rockets. Indeed, the spaceship should have the following characteristics, among others: vertical take-off and landing, gravity control, high levels of maneuverability and manipulability.

The inventor asserts that his spaceship is unique because it can work as a rocket but does not use propellants. It utilizes internal collisions and a special mechanism meant to mitigate the conservation of momentum laws; thus forward movement. In short, Tobias' technology is about gravity control, but not limited to that. Indeed, at the high end (after small scale experiments) Tobias Lugoloobi is prospecting for indefinite levitation, which, he believes, could enable time travel!

He is well aware that the scientific community will check his work, test his theories and other people will even laugh at him. He told Kumatoo: "These are very high impact scientific findings. So when you talk about them at a conceptual level, without hard facts, you will have few converts."

In 2011, Tobias Lugoloobi started working on a prototype (The Propellant Less Reaction Propulsion Mechanism) to prove his concept. However, he did not receive the necessary financial support to achieve his goals. Thus, while working on some parts of his prototype, the major challenge was related to the rude materials which obviously obstructed accuracy.

Tobias Lugoloobi is a team member of the Initiative for Interstellar Studies (I4IS), formerly the Institute for Interstellar Studies. This organization was founded in 2012 and he was one of the very first few members.

The first Book published by I4IS is “Beyond the Boundary: Seeking Interstellar Destinations” and Tobias Lugoloobi was one of the contributing authors. This proves that his work is deemed relevant by other scientists who are exploring the same concepts.