I saw this on a couple of blogging sites and on CNN News on how a NASA physicist in visions what a warped ship may look like if we were to ever build one. His influence was of course Star Trek and the artist Mark Rademaker drew this conceptional design of the warped vehicle. If you noticed and how can you not the design is very much like the USS Enterprise . Matter of fact he named his rendered ship the Enterprise in honor of the legendary iconic ship.
In the CNN report Harold White has been working since 2010 to develop a warp drive that will allow spacecraft to travel at speeds faster than light — 186,000 miles per second.
White, who heads NASA’s Advanced Propulsion Team, spoke about his conceptual starship at a conference last fall. But interest in his project reached a new level this week when he unveiled images of what the craft might look like.
In his speech, White described space warps as faraway galaxies that can bend light around them. They work on the principle of bending space both in front of and behind a spacecraft. This would essentially allow for the empty space behind the craft to expand, both pushing and pulling it forward at the same time. The concept is similar to that of an escalator or moving walkway.
“There’s no speed limit on the expansion and contraction of space,” White said at the conference. “You can actually find a way to get around what I like to call the 11th commandment: Thou shall not exceed the speed of light.
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