[SpaceProgram] Nasa & Icarus investigating Warp Drive

Alex Cureton-Griffiths alexcg at gmail.com
Tue Sep 18 02:31:36 CEST 2012

It's looking a LOT more promising - only need energy mass of a Voyager probe, not energy mass of Jupiter. That's quite the reduction.

I'm all for funding stuff like this, just as long as we keep it within hackerspaces or similar orgs, but it sounds a bit like hardcore theoretical research, which isn't really the forte of hackerspaces in my experience. If there was some way to get your hands dirty it'd be more in line with SpaceGAMBIT's vision I think.

On 18 Sep, 2012, at 7:01 AM, Jerry Isdale wrote:

> Could warp drive be possible? Maybe. NASA is looking. Icarus is looking. I am interested in seeing it explored. There are major unknowns in our Physics these days. Currently I'm interested in exploring Maxwell's original formulation of his EM Theory using Quaternions.. Perhaps we miss something important when using vector approximations. 
> This article in Gizmodo talks about some of NASA investigations...
>   http://gizmodo.com/5942634/nasa-starts-development-of-real-life-star-trek-warp-drive
> it points to an article on the Icarus Interstellar site...
>   http://www.icarusinterstellar.org/daydreaming-beyond-the-solar-system-with-warp-field-mechanics/
> I would definitely include things like this (and quaternion based explorations/education) in SpaceGAMBIT fundable areas of interest
> Jerry Isdale
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