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NASA Starts Work on Real Life Star Trek Warp Drive

NASA Starts Work on Real Life Star Trek Warp Drive
"Perhaps a Star Trek experience within our lifetime is not such a remote possibility." These are the words of Dr. Harold "Sonny" White, the Advanced Propulsion Theme Lead for the NASA Engineering Directorate. Dr. White and his colleagues don't just believe a real life warp drive is theoretically possible; they've already started the work to create one. Yes. When it comes to space exploration, we are still cavemen. With our current propulsion technologies, interstellar flight is impossible. So we need an alternative. Searching for warp bubbles The answer lies precisely in those laws of physics. Working at NASA Eagleworks—a skunkworks operation deep at NASA's Johnson Space Center—Dr. It may sound like a small thing now, but the implications of the research huge. Although this is just a tiny instance of the phenomena, it will be existence proof for the idea of perturbing space time-a "Chicago pile" moment, as it were. The energy problem, solved Ten c!

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