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Warp Drive Research at NASA JSC

By Keith Cowing
September 18, 2012
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Warp Field Mechanics 101, NASA JSC
“Finally, an overview of the warp field interferometer test bed being implemented in the Advanced Propulsion Physics Laboratory: Eagleworks (APPL:E) at the Johnson Space Center will be detailed. While warp field mechanics has not had a “Chicago Pile” moment, the tools necessary to detect a modest instance of the phenomenon are near at hand.”
The Warp Drive Could Become Science Fact, via Disovery
“White and his colleagues have begun experimenting with a mini version of the warp drive in their laboratory. They set up what they call the White-Juday Warp Field Interferometer at the Johnson Space Center, essentially creating a laser interferometer that instigates micro versions of space-time warps. “We’re trying to see if we can generate a very tiny instance of this in a tabletop experiment, to try to perturb space-time by one part in 10 million,” White said.”
NASA Head Bolden: Warp Speed Ahead, US News & World Report
“Former astronaut and NASA head Charles Bolden says the agency wants to one day design a vehicle that goes faster than the speed of light. “One of these days, we want to get to warp speed,” he told a group at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Tuesday. Bolden was discussing the future of American space exploration. “We want to go faster than the speed of light, and we don’t want to stop at Mars.”
Keith’s note: I wonder who is paying for this … JSC? OCT? HEOMD? Where (specifically) does this research fit into the agency’s overall strategic plan? No one at NASA ever bothers to explain this.

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