Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Star Trek's Warp Drive: Are We There Yet?

"Marc Millis, former head of NASA's Breakthrough Propulsion Physics Project, explains how physicists approach the intriguing possibility of faster-than-light travel." He finishes by sharing why he likes Star Trek. [via Space.com]


Robert Saint John said...

I've decided to skip warp drive completely and go right to Transwarp Transporter. Seems more effective and cheaper. ;)

Jerry Cornelius said...

There you go. Scotty has the ability to beam people interstellar distances onto ships going at warp speeds, so just set up a series of transporter relays and beam from planet to planet. Goodbye starships.