MoonDawg's Den: Give me Warp 9, Scotty

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Friday, January 06, 2006

Give me Warp 9, Scotty

Apparently this is years away from even having the underlying science proven, but it would be amazing if it ever becomes a reality (via Instapundit):

Welcome to Mars: Journey Time Three Hours

An extraordinary "hyperspace" engine that could make interstellar space travel a reality by flying into other dimensions is being investigated by the United States government.

The hypothetical device, which has been outlined in principle but is based on a controversial theory about the fabric of the universe, could potentially allow a spacecraft to travel to Mars in three hours and journey to a star 11 light years away in just 80 days, according to a report in today's New Scientist magazine.

Three hours to Mars! About the same amount of time it takes to drive from one end of Atlanta to the other...


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