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Engaging Warp Speed

6 Jul 2012, 01:09 UTC
Engaging Warp Speed David Darling/Internet Encyclopedia of Science
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With the Voyager spacecraft on the verge of transforming humans into interstellar explorers, many are thinking about how it would be possible to send humans beyond the reach of the sun. The space industry has often seemed blurred the line between science fiction and science fact. Indeed, any number of technologies used in space only came [...]

Physicists think there may be some potential in propulsive ideas likes Star Trek’s warp bubble (Credits: David Darling/Internet Encyclopedia of Science).
With the Voyager spacecraft on the verge of transforming humans into interstellar explorers, many are thinking about how it would be possible to send humans beyond the reach of the sun.
The space industry has often seemed blurred the line between science fiction and science fact. Indeed, any number of technologies used in space only came into being after they were imagined by creative, visionary minds in works of fiction. In this video, Marc Millis, former head of NASA’s Breakthrough Propulsion Physics Project, takes a look at faster-than-light travel as it is handled in fiction and how that may in time become fact.

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