Over 2000 years ago the Greek philosopher Euclid realized that a sphere creates the highest ratio of volume to surface area, takes the least material to enclose, has the highest structural integrity of any other shape of equal mass and when moving through space has the least drag resistance per square inch of displacement. For well over a century engineers have recognized these robust, light weight, high payload volume and low drag flight advantages of an elliptically spherical fuselage.

But, elliptical spheres having zero lift have always presented this one major nagging problem. Spheres, elliptical or not, do not fly or glide, but drop out of the sky like a lead weight. This is why flying saucers, by the sane, are only seen in movies. Unfortunately, engineers have never had a viable alternative to the conventional fuselage until now. Those working in prior art have been forced to adhere to the limitations and disadvantages of the cylindrical fuselage throughout aviation and aerospace history. Experts have tried many times for years to overcome the lift problem associated with the elliptical sphere but have failed to utilize its numerous flight advantages due to the lift problem, until now.

As a result, throughout aviation history, innovators have had no other choice but the cylindrical fuselage as a platform for wing tails, flaps etc, found on almost all commercial and private air and spacecraft today. The cylindrical fuselage limits payload and creates drag. It's perpendicular wing attachments add unnecessary weight compared to the seamless lift Saucer's uni-body construction.

Now for the first time, engineers have a superior alternative. The Lift Saucer's whole exterior surface generates lift, offering an advanced platform for a variety of lift enhancements like wings, ailerons, tails etc. on air and spacecraft in a variety of applications. In conjunction with today's advances in flight processors and control systems, the Lift Saucer opens a new paradigm of innovation in both industries. The individuals and/or corporations that control this technology will likely dominate and capture the greatest market share of both aircraft and aerospace industries.

In addition, lift saucers, as a flying platform, offers engineers many times the surface area for the symmetric arrangement of thrusters surrounding the ship's upper and lower center of mass. The direction and acceleration of each separate engine, when combined, creates an average acceleration and thrust trajectory. We call this average the “thrust vector” and this system “vortex control”.

To change to any new bearing, the thrust vector of the propulsion system only needs to be changed to that direction. Vortex control does for jet and rocket powered air and space craft what helicopter propeller technology did for the production of drones.

The Lift Saucer's elliptical integrated airfoil composition offers too many new innovations and possibilities to fit into this summary, such as space station design, enhanced payloads, gyroscopic stabilization, shock wave re-entry, parasol subsonic braking, uni-body construction, leveraged articulated perimeter trim and control component placement. Rotating the saucer portion in extended space flights to simulate the effects of earths gravity eliminates muscle atrophy and other space maladies. Instability has long been solved with computerized positioning control systems. When added to vortex control, the new maneuverability and efficiency capabilities of the Lift Saucer make it the leading technology in aviation and aerospace. The elliptical design also allows the heavier than air craft to be deconstructed, transported in stacked tightly packaged panels for easy reassembly on earth or in outer space, fitting nicely into a cylindrical low drag rocket ships like those at Space X.