Sunday, January 08, 2006

Warp Speed or Hyperspace, in any case it's on the way...

I read on Trektoday that The U.S. government is apparently investigating the possibility of developing a hyperspace engine to make interstellar space travel possible.

"I have been working on propulsion systems for quite a while and it would be the most amazing thing. The benefits would be almost unlimited," said German scientist Jochem Hauser, a professor of physics "But this thing is not around the corner; we first have to prove the basic science is correct."

The device would be based on a controversial theory using intense magnetic fields to create thrust for a spacecraft. In principle, a large enough field would allow the ship to slip into a dimension where the speed of light is faster.

Hauser, who said that NASA had contacted him, said it was possible that a device could be tested as soon as five years from now, but added, "It's our job to prove we are right." He added that if the theory for Star Trek style travel proves to be correct, "then this is not science fiction, it is science fact." More here.

I guess it won't be too long more before we start kicking those Alien bastards back to where they came from!

9 comments:

vaughan said...

Hang on "Its our job to prove we are right" so Basically Dr Hauser is sayin "I'm Making this up as I go along" this is brilliant contact the u.s government Colonel , I have a theory that Boston Cream donuts can be used in building construction, now to spend Billions of dollars to prove I am Right.

sith apologist said...

I also have theories, if anyone wants to stump up the money, I'll investigate them :)

sith apologist said...

lattice quantum chromodynamics?
Heim-Dröscher space?
gravitophotons?

Do you swear Brannon Braga isn't involved? I can almost hear Harry Kim when I type this

Lt. Colonel Creedon said...

I'll get worried if they start using Bioneural Gelpacks and if they consider the accidental creation of irridiated chronoton particles a "minor setback".

Former Grunt said...

So long as they don't have a Warp Core Breach and take out the moon or something!

Civilian Oerseer said...

Any seen the "Philadelphia Experiment"?

http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq21-1.htm

Lt. Colonel Creedon said...

That's what happens when you drink at sea. What a load of crap. The fact that they spent time actually researching is it is apalling.

sith apologist said...

Ah, sounds like Mein Kolonel has entered denial mode again!

Lt. Colonel Creedon said...

I formally deny that I've entered denial mode.
That statement must not be construed as, or used in evidence to support your crackpot theory that there is in fact a "denial mode".