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In terms of the engine's mechanics, a spheroid object would be placed between two regions of space-time (one expanding and one contracting). A "warp bubble" would then be generated that moves space-time around the object, effectively repositioning it — the end result being faster-than-light travel without the spheroid (or spacecraft) having to move with respect to its local frame of reference.
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Also for humor, I made it to Alfa Centari in 8 years in my Civilization game yesterday (Cid Meyer Reference!)
lol - I couldn't help myself.
All in good time...let's see them tackle Mars or Luna first before we worry about interstellar anything. I'd hate to think we'd go all the way to another star only to set up more nukes.
-Peace-edit on 5-12-2013 by Eryiedes because: Addition
I think I saw a movie that went something like that... Event Horizon, was the name. It didn't work out so well for the first crew to try the warp jump though... Not well at all.
I love the idea, but I do hope they have some working understanding of what they're doing. It's hard to forget the fact the Manhattan Project actually did have a scenario with a possibility ratio for the atmosphere having a fiery chain reaction to be 'all she wrote'. An exceptionally low chance...but, so was a disaster at Fukushima. 1:Million.
I believe I'd pass on being in the first group to try this one.
Same here. Not sure what I'd be doing at Alfa Centauri anyway. Good fishing? Interstellar pike might make the day I suppose....