Warp 0.033 for NASA Spacecraft

Beam me up…

How I See It

Some people get very excited about the possibilities of warp drives for spacecraft. They discuss the concepts of powering a spacecraft using the distortion of space-time in front and back of the craft. This Popular Science article talks about the technical aspects of the theoretical drive mechanisms. I wondered how much readers knew about warp speed and how it is calculated. I won’t go into detail about the physics since it is hypothetical. I only practice physics of the real world. Instead, I refer you to the concept in Star Trek for all the jargon you might want to see.

Warp drive is a hypothetical faster-than-light (FTL) propulsion system in the setting of many science fiction works, most notably Star Trek. A spacecraft equipped with a warp drive may travel at apparent speeds greater than that of light by many orders of magnitude, while circumventing the relativistic problem of time dilation…

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