Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Possible Look of a Warp Speed Star Ship

Check out this picture that was created by Mark Rademaker.  Rademaker  based his picture  on NASA's Harold White's designs.  White is part of NASA's Advanced Propulsion Team and has been working since 2010 to develop a warp drive that will allow spacecraft to travel faster than the speed of light.

The image shown above (and others on this web-site) is a technologically detailed spacecraft that  Rademaker says  took more than 1,600 hours to create them.

The graphic shows the ship supporting two huge rings.  These are space compressors that both expand and compress space/time.  The space inside the rings is normal space but the compressors themselves have no limit to how fast they  compress or expand space.

More on the ship and the drive HERE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            


btonym said...

Again I am just blown away. I while back I read about Alcubierre's work on warp drive and how it could work. The vehicle would need to isolated in a "bubble" of normal space-time separating it from the space that would be warped. The "bubble" would then ride (In real time) the compression wave of the warp like a surfboard. NASA's Harold White modified the way the "bubble" would be propelled and suggested a ringlike structure surrounding the vehicle to produce the field containing the "bubble". He said that It might resemble Spock's ship from "Star Trek". Well, I'll be damned if it doesn't, according to his conceptual designs!
I'm also flabbergasted that NASA is actually doing something with this!

Beam Me Up said...

Yeah consider that for the longest time they were masters of NCH or Not Conceived Here. In the past few decades they have had to re-evaluate that mind set, but to see them looking at some very thought provoking designs is truly uplifting!