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Writers : Jean-Pierre Bouyssonnie   and   Henry Aujard

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For some time, however, it should be noted, that a certain number of engineers and scientists  have wondered why the trajectories of spacecraft are slightly different than expected from the calculations. Thus Wernher Von Braun, when he was in charge of  NASA research, had made observations of this kind. Thus, when he heard about the work of French Professor Maurice Allais on this subject, he urged him to publish a series of articles in the USA, in the Aerospace Engineering review, under the title "Should the Laws of Gravitation Be Reconsidered?"  (September / October 1959).


   2.1 The experiments of Professor Allais on  pendulums        

          2.1.1   Since 1954, Professor Allais, who received the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1988,  has had physics as a hobby. He quickly came to believe that the propagation of gravitational and electromagnetic actions is gradual and thus implies the existence of an intermediate medium : the "ether" of Fresnel.

   Allais deduced that one would be able to establish a connection between magnetism and gravitation while observing,   for example, the action of a magnetic field on the movement of a pendulum.

At first, he observed the movement of a pendulum (of 83 cm) under only the action of the magnetic field of the Earth.  To his great surprise, he noted that the movement was by no means limited  to the Foucault effect (1851),  but that it presented very important anomalies, that varied  with time. The study of these anomalies has constituted the essential subject of his experiments from 1954 to 1960.

          2.1.2  Professor Allais carried out many  experiments, consisting of seven series of uninterrupted monthly tests . These experiments showed in a decisive way the existence of a direction of  ANISOTROPY of space, which varied  with time.

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