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Re: Re: Re: Re: starship-design: RE: Bugs again

KellySt@aol.com writes:
 > >General relativity seems to offer the best potential for allowing
 > >FTL effects, but no one has proven (even theoretically) that FTL
 > >travel could be achieved using things that actually exist or
 > >could be made from things that exist in the universe.  The
 > >implications are, though, that it would indeed take absolutely
 > >incredible amounts of energy to create anything like a wormhole
 > >or a "warp bubble".
 > But saying it would take incredable amounts of energy is a big difference from
 > physically impossible.
 > Kelly

I wouldn't be surprised, if it turns out that FTL is physically
possible, that it might be practically impossible.  It could take
something like a galaxy's worth of mass/energy to move something
not very big a relatively short distance at FTL speeds.  Under
such circumstances relativistic travel could look very efficient