NASA starts building faster-than-light warp engine

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posted on Jul, 25 2013 @ 07:43 AM
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Will it ever be done? A Star ship. Travel to distant solar systems in weeks. NASA folks(some) think its time to really start working on a drive that can do just that.

Better to start sometime! Here is the latest on the quest for Warp drive.


Researchers at NASA’s Texas-based Johnson Space Center are trying to prove that it is possible to travel faster than the speed of light, and hope to one day build an engine that resembles the fictional Starship Enterprise.








NASA physicist and engineer Dr. Harold G. White, 43, believes it is possible to bend the rules of time and space that Albert Einstein constructed when he postulated that it is impossible to exceed the speed of light.

White's research is based on the theories of Mexican physicist Miguel Alcubierre, who in 1994 theorized that exceeding Einstein’s galactic speed limit was possible if scientists discovered a way to harness the expansion and contraction of space. And Harold and his team are trying to do just that.











By creating a “warp bubble” that expands space on one side of a spaceship and contracts it on the other, “the spaceship will be pushed away from the Earth and pulled towards a distant star by space-time itself,” Dr. Alcubierre wrote in his hypothesis.



“[But] check with me in a hundred years,” he added, thereby noting that constructing such a spacecraft might lie in the realm of possibilities.






“Space has been expanding since the Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago,” Dr. White told the Times. “And we know that when you look at some of the cosmology models, there were early periods of the universe where there was explosive inflation, where two points would’ve went receding away from each other at very rapid speeds.”


Read the new article on Warp Bubble theory here rt.com...
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posted on Jul, 25 2013 @ 07:54 AM
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Here is some more information on a "slightly funded project for a star ship. For those that might have missed this information.


It almost goes without saying that functional warp drive would have tremendous implications for space travel. It would free explorers not only from Earth’s orbit, but from the entire solar system. Instead of taking 75,000 years to get to Alpha Centauri, the star system nearest to our own, warp-equipped astronauts, White says, could make the trip in two weeks.




Warp Factor


A NASA scientist claIms to be on the verge of faster-than-light travel: is he for real?

Harold White: Sonny White runs an advanced propulsion lab called Eagleworks at Johnson Space Center in Houtson. Jack Thompson
Last September, a few hundred scientists, engineers and space enthusiasts gathered at the Hyatt Hotel in downtown Houston for the second public meeting of 100 Year Starship. The group is run by former astronaut Mae Jemison and funded by DARPA. Its mission is to “make the capability of human travel beyond our solar system to another star a reality within the next 100 years.” For most of the attendees at the conference, advances in manned space exploration have been frustratingly slow in coming. Despite billions of dollars spent over the last few decades, space agencies aren’t capable of much more than they were in the 1960s. They may be capable of less. 100 Year Starship intends to accelerate the process of interstellar travel by identifying and developing promising technologies.


Link thegipster.blogspot.com...
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Michio Kaku Discusses Faster Than Light Travel With Warp Drive Inventor


Discovery Channel's Michio Kaku interviewed theoretical physicist, Miguel Alcubierre Moya who has found a way to travel faster-than-light (FTL) without violating the Einstein's Theory of Relativity - the so called "Alcubierre drive".
link dcmusgrove.blogspot.com...
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posted on Jul, 25 2013 @ 08:06 AM
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With an already semi functional plasma engine, one that could create a warp bubble, we may be on the verge of achieving such space travels faster than 100 years from now. Remember that science and discoveries tend to be faster and faster the more we search and create and with these scientist actively working on the theory, who knows what one can come up with and breack the barrier???



posted on Jul, 25 2013 @ 08:09 AM
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Right.


the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight, on December 17, 1903.


Then in 1969 we landed on the moon! That's pretty darn fast.



posted on Jul, 25 2013 @ 08:15 AM
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Originally posted by RUFFREADY
NASA starts building faster-than-light warp engine


Oh cool.

Yay, they're BUILDING one, the thread title says.




Originally posted by RUFFREADY
...are trying to prove
...and hope to one day build
...believes it is possible
...Harold and his team are trying
...his hypothesis.





posted on Jul, 25 2013 @ 08:20 AM
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Originally posted by RUFFREADY
reply to post by Nuke2013
 


Right.


the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight, on December 17, 1903.


Then in 1969 we landed on the moon! That's pretty darn fast.


When you consider the obsticles and the thechnology available at the time, absolutely it is fast. In 1903 we couldn't even conceve what was a television. At the time Kennedy annouced that man was going to the moon, science had not even created the ship that would bring them there. Then consider that the SR-71 was built and broke the sound barrier ( 2 years or so before it was ever annouced officially), then man managed to go in to space on a regular basis with a reusable space shuttle, build a space station and so on......We are advancing exponentially, the las 120 years or so have made mankind the fastest creationalist ever to walk the Earth and we are creating more and more sophisticated objects every day.



posted on Jul, 25 2013 @ 08:52 AM
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Originally posted by alfa1

Originally posted by RUFFREADY
NASA starts building faster-than-light warp engine


Oh cool.

Yay, they're BUILDING one, the thread title says.




Originally posted by RUFFREADY
...are trying to prove
...and hope to one day build
...believes it is possible
...Harold and his team are trying
...his hypothesis.






And your point? (that is the title of the article-see the link-and click it-) the article is titled "NASA starts building faster-than-light warp engine", so what?




posted on Jul, 25 2013 @ 12:02 PM
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The point is they haven't started BUILDING anything. They're just laying the groundwork for the theory, which may or may not even be correct.


Already a topic though...

www.abovetopsecret.com...
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