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originally posted by: Indigent
April 1961 first man on space, July 1969 first man on the moon, 47 years latter nothing much really.
originally posted by: andy06shake
a reply to: charlyv
Consider the fact that a significant amount of people living a couple of hundred years ago lived out there life without ever leaving the town or village they were born in. That kind of proves the notion that we could indeed endure such a an extended trip provided the ship was big enough and had enough distractions to keep the occupants entertained. Not suggesting it would not require persons of a specific temperament through.
Reavers are believed by most of the 'verse to be men that went insane at the edge of space and became savage. They stared into the void beyond and became what they saw: nothing. They gave into their primal nature and all that was civilized was discarded.
originally posted by: pikestaff
Deep wisdom, I do hope the timeline gets shorter, I would like to see people on Mars before I die.
Harold G. "Sonny" White is a mechanical engineer, aerospace engineer and applied physicist who is the Advanced Propulsion Team Lead for the NASA Engineering Directorate and is known for proposing new Alcubierre drive concepts and promoting advanced propulsion projects, under development at the NASA Johnson Space Center, including the first practical experiment to test the existence of Alcubierre drive effects.
White attracted the attention of the press when he began presenting his ideas at space conventions and publishing proposals for Alcubierre drive concepts. In 2011, he released a paper titled Warp Field Mechanics 101 that outlined an updated concept of Miguel Alcubierre's faster-than-light propulsion concept, including methods to prove the feasibility of the project. Alcubierre's concept had been considered infeasible because it required far more power than any viable energy source could produce. White re-calculated the Alcubierre concept and proposed that if the warp bubble around a spacecraft were shaped like a torus, it would be much more energy efficient and make the concept feasible. White has stated that "warp travel" has not yet seen a "Chicago Pile-1" experiment, a reference to the very first nuclear reactor, the breakthrough demonstration that paved the way for nuclear power.
To investigate the feasibility of a warp drive, White and his team have designed a warp field interferometer test bed to demonstrate warp field phenomena. The experiments are taking place at NASA's Advanced Propulsion Physics Laboratory ("Eagleworks") at the Johnson Space Center. White and his team claim that this modified Michelson interferometer will detect distortion of space-time, a warp field effect.
Measurements of the EmDrive experimental engine with this interferometer have been taken to suggest that Faster-Than-Light space travel might be a possibility.  (Interferometer experiment with an EmDrive).
originally posted by: SLAYER69
We Are On The Verge of Interstellar Flight...
originally posted by: Rosinitiate
Not to be all off topic here, but where is the pictograph from? Southwest US, Chaco Canyon? Is that two pictures side by side? Or a single image?
Local guides there seem to believe the crescent moon, star and hand is depicting being witness to a supernova, yet that picture you posted with those three symbols exist at Chaco but it didn't have the white border and no other image and the adjacent wall.
Suddenly that throws theory of supernova into question.