NASA Warp Drive Project – “Speeds” that Could Take a Spacecraft to Alpha Centauri in Two Weeks

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Results of his Alcubierre Drive rethink:
http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20110015936_2011016932.pdf

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21929300.300-meet-the-nasa-scientist-devising-a-starship-warp-drive.html#.Uht_atL0HmE
http://iopscience.iop.org/0264-9381/11/5/001
http://100yss.org/
http://io9.com/5963263/how-nasa-will-build-its-very-first-warp-drive

Icarus Interstellar
http://www.icarusinterstellar.org/team/harold-white/

Michio Kaku dubbed Alcubierre’s notion a “passport to the universe.” It takes advantage of a quirk in the cosmological code that allows for the expansion and contraction of space-time, and could allow for hyper-fast travel between interstellar destinations. Essentially, the empty space behind a starship would be made to expand rapidly, pushing the craft in a forward direction — passengers would perceive it as movement despite the complete lack of acceleration.

Scientists speculate that such a drive could result in “speeds” that could take a spacecraft to Alpha Centauri in a mere two weeks — even though the system is 4.3 light-years away.

i09.com

Read more here:
http://io9.com/5963263/how-nasa-will-build-its-very-first-warp-drive

The warp drive: hyper-fast travel within general relativity:
http://iopscience.iop.org/0264-9381/11/5/001

New York Times

100 Year Starship project
http://100yss.org/

Results of his Alcubierre Drive rethink:
http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20110015936_2011016932.pdf

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Date: August 18, 2015

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