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NASA reveals latest designs for spacecraft that could make interstellar travel a reality
The London Daily Mail ^ | June 11, 2014 | Jonathan O'Callaghan

Posted on 06/11/2014 7:01:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Last month, Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan unveiled his next science-fiction blockbuster.

Called Interstellar, it envisages a future where travel to other stars is not only a possibility but a necessity, and tasks actor Matthew McConaughey with leading the main mission.

But a Nasa scientist claims such a mission isn’t necessarily just something reserved for science fiction - and has revealed a Star Trek-style ship that could make interstellar travel a reality.

Dr Harold White is famous for suggesting that faster than light (FTL) travel is possible.

Using something known as an Alcubierre drive, named after a Mexican theoretical physicist of the same name, Dr White said it is possible to ‘bend’ space-time, and cover large distances almost instantly.

This, in essence, would allow a spaceship to travel almost anywhere in a tiny fraction of the time it would take a conventional spacecraft....

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; Business/Economy; Government; Science
KEYWORDS: ftl; interstellartravel; nasa; space; spaceexploration; spacetravel; superluminal
Original title: Engage warp drive! NASA reveals
latest designs for a Star Trek-style spacecraft
that could make interstellar travel a reality
1 posted on 06/11/2014 7:01:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There is some research on the Alcubierre drive principle that has shown promise. Its going to need to warp space more than a few nanometers though.


2 posted on 06/11/2014 7:04:08 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think these are just artists renderings. Not much there.


3 posted on 06/11/2014 7:04:13 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What’s the point? There aren’t any muslims to reach out to beyond earth.


4 posted on 06/11/2014 7:05:13 PM PDT by Flag_This (Liberalism: Kills countries dead.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Warp ten, Mr. Sulu.


5 posted on 06/11/2014 7:24:56 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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6 posted on 06/11/2014 7:25:48 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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Fire those bums in nasa. Aren’t they supposed to be doing “moozlum outreach” or some such insane BS?


7 posted on 06/11/2014 7:31:24 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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NASA is useless and beyond parody. But, those of us who grew up drinking Tang and watching splashdowns refuse to accept it.


8 posted on 06/11/2014 9:34:24 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (Peace On Earth! Purity of Essence! McCain/Ripper 2016)
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To: hal ogen

Fire those bums in nasa. Aren’t they supposed to be doing “moozlum outreach” or some such insane BS?

This extension of “moozlum outreach” is not likely to happen.
When Obummer gets through with us, the government will not even be able to purchase a bus ticket. We will be so broke.


9 posted on 06/12/2014 3:44:17 AM PDT by bytesmith
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