Warp speed anyone?
NASA unveils its futuristic warp drive starship!
Well here it is… NASA scientist and Advanced Propulsion Team Lead, Harold White, is in charge of the space agency’s efforts to see if a faster-than-light or warp drive is actually possible. Now, in conjunction with artist Mark Rademaker, White has unveiled a new starship design that shows how a ship might come to look in the future. Rademaker designed the first theoretical warp ship concept to consciously echo the Matt Jeffries design for the UEV-47; the first faster-than-light version of the Starship Enterprise. This new version of the ship is thought to be more compact, and according to Harold White, a better match for what the mathematics of an Alcubierre warp drive currently predict.
In Harold White’s possible Alcubierre warp drive, the ring around the starship creates a “warp bubble” that allows for faster-than-light travel inside it
Sure it’s still a concept and only a theory at best. But it’s a start. I for one would like to see humanity evolve to a point where the exploring and being part of something bigger is the driving force as opposed to economic gain.