Richard Hoagland, despite having no special knowledge of the event or any relevant information to share, was invited on Coast to Coast AM to update us.
In default of relevant information, he decided to give us, instead, some irrelevant information:
"The really cool thing about this mission, which is what makes real what I said a couple of missions ago about a transition between Newtonian science and hyperdimensional physics—the main payload on this flight, 134, is the AMS—the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, which is going to be attached to the Station permanently, and will be looking up into space as the Station whirls around the Earth every 90 minutes. And it is filled with all kinds of exquisite gadgetry—magnets, detectors, and all that—and they're actually expecting, George, they may actually find some fundamental new particles or aspects of the universe which would bring the day when hyperdimensional physics is public a little bit closer."
AMS-02 is a particle physics experiment. The primary instrument is a cosmic ray detector, and over time its investigators, led by Samuel Ting of MIT, may gather information about dark matter, anti-matter, and the origin of the universe. Nothing whatsoever to do with hyperdimensional physics.
I hope Dr Ting wasn't listening to C2C last night. If he was he'd have bust a blood vessel on hearing that the instrument he spent 16 years developing was destined to help an uneducated pseudo-scientist prove a wholly ficticious point.
Hoagland has a remarkably selective memory, as we know. He regularly "forgets" his unsuccessful predictions (there are no successful ones, actually) and omits to credit the work of others even when such work is copyright. What he actually said, on 2nd December 2010, was that from STS-133 on the Shuttle itself would be powered by torsion energy. In that, it goes without saying, he was WRONG AGAIN. Last night's mini-performance was very much worse than useless, in that the so-called science adviser imparted information that was not only unscientific but totally misleading. Shame on George Noory and Lisa Lyon. Their contempt for their audience gets worse and worse.