Yesterday I caught a link to an article summarizing a forum discussion on NASASpaceFlight.com that indicates that NASA may have accidentally created a warp drive. For those of you who HAVEN’T ever seen Star Trek or anything like that, a Warp Drive in Fiction is a method of Faster than Light travel where an engine generates a field around a star ship. This field allows the ship to move faster than light without time dilation effect, getting around General Relativity.
This brings the possibility of Space Flight to others stars, not just planets within our own star system to potentially being within our lifetimes if it can be replicated and scaled. We need to work on the engineering and science, but it’s possible.
I had an interesting discussion on Facebook about this in the Star Trek group and it brings to light a wonderful idea of new possibilities. Lets get to building the U.S.S. Enterprise.