U.S. President Ronald Reagan at the White House in Washington DC. President Ronald Reagan gives a speech on the Defense Budget. He speaks about the Defense Program America needs. President Reagan states that the American security should be prepared for all situations. An animation shows 'Intercontinental Missiles'. Intermediate Range Weapons from 1978-1982. An animation shows the difference in production of submarines, artillery and weapons between the United States and the Soviets. An animated picture shows the 'Soviet Communications Intelligence Facility'. The Soviet Weaponry Sandino Airfield, Nicaragua. An airfield under construction in Grenada. President Reagan in his speech states that the American military force should be ready to respond to any emergency situation. An animated graph shows the percent of budget from 1960-1980. At the end of the speech President Ronald Reagan asks for America's prayers and support.
Electromagnetic Hazards Group conducts ball lightning tests under Project Tesla, inside a hangar at Wendover Air Force Base in Utah. An interviewer gets information from the scientists. A team member talks about modern aircraft, new material and avionics system susceptible to lightning. He states that the composite materials used in new aircraft are stronger and don't conduct electricity like conventional metals. The team's research work involves protective measures and verification of the same. He discusses the effect of lightning on aircraft electronics, and the use of Wendover as the research facility due to its reproduction of long arcs. The aim is to study the effects of atmospheric electricity on new materials and electronics systems in modern aircraft. Robert Golka talks about a new company
to study and create ball lightning, and apply it to nuclear fusion research.
Tests to determine structural integrity of aircraft composite materials by the U.S. Air Force Electromagnetic Hazards Group at Wendover Air Force Base in Utah. A model advanced development composite aircraft in vertical position. A Tesla Coil is used to create extremely high voltage arcs. The voltage arcs strike and pass through the composite aircraft.
Tests to determine structural integrity of composite materials by the U.S. Air Force Electromagnetic Hazards Group at Wendover Air Force Base in Utah. A model advanced development composite aircraft in horizontal position facing left. A Tesla Coil is used to create extremely high voltage arcs. The voltage arcs strike and pass through the composite aircraft. The test conducted in the dark. The test repeated with the aircraft facing right.
Robert Golka and Project Tesla - his effort to create an energy source from atomic fusion called ball lightning at Wendover Air Force Base in Utah. A television presenter enquires about the project and its criticism. Golka talks about the Mayor's objection to the project, 4 years of the project, his commitment to the project. He works on Tesla coils with a tool.
Robert Golka and Project Tesla - his effort to create an energy source from atomic fusion, called ball lightning, at Wendover Air Force Base in Utah. A woman dries out clothes on a line outside a trailer. A television presenter stands before Robert Golka's hangar and introduces Golka's work of creating Desert Fire or ball lightning. He talks about the time and money investment made by the engineer and his aim to create ball lightning. He cracks jokes and has to do multiple takes of the same introduction.