NASA studies viability of warp-drive technology

08/22/2013 | Space.com

The dream of warp-drive technology in space travel may become a reality, thanks to research at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. In small-scale experiments, the scientists imagine a football-shaped spacecraft encircled by two large rings, which would contract space-time in front of the craft and expand it behind it. These experiments are the first step in determining if these concepts can be applied practically, according to NASA physicist Harold "Sonny" White.

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