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starship-design: Fwd: NASA Looks Toward Visionary Interstellar Travel
Date: 97-12-03 19:04:12 EST
David M. DeFelice
Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH Dec. 2, 1997
NASA LOOKS TOWARD VISIONARY INTERSTELLAR TRAVEL
Many people wonder when we will be able to travel to distant
solar systems as easily as envisioned in science fiction.
Discover NASA's perspective on the prospects that exist today for
achieving such far-future visions via a new World Wide Web site
called, "Warp Drive, When?" Explore the site at:
This web site explains the challenges of interstellar travel,
the prospects and limitations of existing propulsion ideas, and
the prospects emerging from science that may one day provide the
breakthroughs needed to enable practical interstellar voyages.
Analogies to familiar science fiction are used to simplify
concepts such as "warp drive."
For a look at what NASA is doing to achieve such
breakthroughs, another web site is available about the new NASA
Breakthrough Propulsion Physics program:
This modest program is taking a step-by-step approach toward
discovering the ultimate breakthroughs needed to revolutionize
space travel and enable human journeys to other star systems -
credible progress toward incredible possibilities. This program
represents the combined efforts of individuals from various NASA
centers, other government labs,
universities and industry.
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