NASA's 'warp speed' engine promises new planets, hot aliens9/18/2012
Somebody tell NASA you "cannae change the laws of physics"! The agency is not only convinced that "Star Trek" style warp drive technology is possible, they're working on it and say it could be a reality in our lifetime. Let's face it, putting some guys in a giant soup can and lighting a match obviously isn’t going to get us real far in the long term. For the head of NASA's Advanced Propulsion team, Dr. Harold White, it’s about identifying the "loopholes" in the physics rulebook and creating an engine that will compress the space in front of and behind the vessel, moving it to another place without actually going far. He believes such technology would get us to our nearest Earth-like planet, Gliese 58, with a travel time of about two years. We're coming, sexy blue ladies, save yourselves for us! [Source]
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