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    Default “Warp Bubbles” –NASA Manipulating Spacetime to Achieve Faster than Light Travel

    There have been hints the past few years that NASA may be on the path to discovering warp bubbles that could make the local universe accessible for human exploration. NASA scientists may be close announcing they may have broken the speed of light. According to state-of-the art theory, a warp drive could cut the travel time between stars from tens of thousands of years to weeks or months. They say they have found a way to configure the hypothetical negative energy matter so that the warping could be accomplished with a mass equivalent to the Voyager spacecraft.

    “What this does is it moves the idea from the category of completely impossible to maybe plausible,” said White in a talk at NASA’s Ames Research Center in 2014. “It doesn’t say anything about feasible. And so, unfortunately, that point usually gets missed a lot.”

    According to recent reports, NASA scientists are currently researching the feasibility of warp drive (and EMdrive and a number of other modes of faster than light travel); however, most scientists think that such forms of space travel simply aren’t viable, thanks to the fundamental physics of our universe.

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    “Routine travel among the stars is impossible without new discoveries regarding the fabric of space and time, or capability to manipulate it for our needs,” says Neil deGrasse Tyson, the “Cosmos famous” astrophysicist at the American Museum of Natural History, said “By my read, the idea of a functioning warp drive remains far-fetched, but the real take-away is that people are thinking about it — reminding us all that the urge to explore continues to run deep in our species.”

    The catalyst for the warp-drive excitement is the Electromagnetic Drive or EM Drive, a thruster that was engineered to steer rockets which eliminates the use of a propellant originally intended for moon missions, Mars missions and low-Earth orbit (LEO) operations.The experiment that led to the possibility of faster than light interstellar travel took place in the vacuum of space.

    According to posts on NASASpaceFlight.com, a website devoted to the engineering side of space news, when lasers were fired through the EmDrive’s resonance chamber, some of the beams appeared to travel faster than the speed of light. If that’s true, it would mean that the EmDrive is producing a warp field or bubble.

    But “How?” If the laser beams are moving faster than the speed of light, then it would indicate that they are creating some sort of warp field, or bubble in the space-time foam, which in turn produces the thrust that could, in theory, power a spaceship bound for the center of the Milky Way or one of its dwarf galaxy satellites.

    The bubble would contract space-time in front of the ship, flow over the ship, then expand back to normality behind it. It’s inaccurate to describe the spaceship as moving faster than the speed of light, but rather spacetime is moving around the ship faster than the speed of light.

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    Harold White and other NASA engineers are trying to determine whether faster-than-light travel — warp drive — might someday be possible. The team has attempted to slightly warp the trajectory of a photon, changing the distance it travels in a certain area, and then observing the change with a device called an interferometer.

    In 1994, a Mexican physicist, Miguel Alcubierre, now director of the Nuclear Sciences Institute at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, theorized that faster-than-light speeds were possible in a way that did not contradict Einstein by harnessing the expansion and contraction of space itself by constructing a special solution to the general relativity equations that described a “warp bubble.” The bubble would shrink space in front and expand it in back, and a starship within the bubble would appear to move at a speed faster-than-light even though it remains stationary.

    For example, writes Kenneth Chang in the New York Times, “Alpha Centauri, the nearest neighboring star system, is 4.4 light-years away. Put a starship in a warp bubble. Shrink the distance in front of the starship to a couple of inches, expand the space behind it to 4.4 light-years and then pop the starship out of the bubble. Voilà! The starship arrives at Alpha Centauri, in less than the 4.4 years it would take a beam of light to travel that distance.”

    “It got me to thinking,” Dr. Alcubierre said, “if there was any way in which you could come up with a geometry of space-time that was similar to this idea of warp drive in science fiction that allowed you to travel faster than light.”

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    Default Re: “Warp Bubbles” –NASA Manipulating Spacetime to Achieve Faster than Light Travel

    Imagine you're driving your auto down the road. You see something in the middle of the road and you steer around it. No problem.

    Now you're in your Warpmobile and zipping across the universe at light speed or faster. A craft from another galaxy pulls out in front of you! How could you possibly steer away from him at those speeds? I know it's a very rudimentary view of an unrealistic scenario, but it's something I always thought about when watching Star Trek. If the vessel is not teleporting, then it's actually traversing the distance from point A to B at warp speed. It's hard enough steering an Formula One race car, but would it even be possible for one of these theoretic ships?

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    Default Re: “Warp Bubbles” –NASA Manipulating Spacetime to Achieve Faster than Light Travel

    The ssp has ftl flight already, nasa is just a storefront display. Ben Rich, the former head of Lockheed skunkworks indicated that the blackops (ie ssp) already had the tech to 'take ET home'. This means that the ssp could go interstellar, which requires ftl craft. And Rich said this in the early 90s, so the ssp has had this tech for decades, and likely for more than half a century.

    This also implies that the ssp has overcome the issue of space debris in the flight path, however that is done.

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    Default Re: “Warp Bubbles” –NASA Manipulating Spacetime to Achieve Faster than Light Travel

    Conk, my guess is that the craft is not moving, it is stationary. It is the warp field that would collide and dissipate. I imagine a warp field collapsing very fast so it is unlikely to rip the craft apart while dissipating. Then all that remains is the relative speed of the interloper - that you got to steer around.
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    Default Re: “Warp Bubbles” –NASA Manipulating Spacetime to Achieve Faster than Light Travel

    Quote Posted by conk (here)
    Imagine you're driving your auto down the road. You see something in the middle of the road and you steer around it. No problem.

    Now you're in your Warpmobile and zipping across the universe at light speed or faster. A craft from another galaxy pulls out in front of you! How could you possibly steer away from him at those speeds? I know it's a very rudimentary view of an unrealistic scenario, but it's something I always thought about when watching Star Trek. If the vessel is not teleporting, then it's actually traversing the distance from point A to B at warp speed. It's hard enough steering an Formula One race car, but would it even be possible for one of these theoretic ships?

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    I fully agree. Furthermore I would add: the impact of a dust particle would be tremendous, unless the spaceship has some kind of shield or deflector. By the way, the greatest admissible acceleration or retardation for this propulsion system is another problem ...

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