Skip to comments.Faster Than the Speed of Light?
Posted on 11/29/2013 7:58:18 PM PST by Star Traveler
HOUSTON Beyond the security gate at the Johnson Space Centers 1960s-era campus here, inside a two-story glass and concrete building with winding corridors, there is a floating laboratory.
Harold G. White, a physicist and advanced propulsion engineer at NASA, beckoned toward a table full of equipment there on a recent afternoon: a laser, a camera, some small mirrors, a ring made of ceramic capacitors and a few other objects.
He and other NASA engineers have been designing and redesigning these instruments, with the goal of using them to slightly warp the trajectory of a photon, changing the distance it travels in a certain area, and then observing the change with a device called an interferometer. So sensitive is their measuring equipment that it was picking up myriad earthly vibrations, including people walking nearby. So they recently moved into this lab, which floats atop a system of underground pneumatic piers, freeing it from seismic disturbances.
The team is trying to determine whether faster-than-light travel warp drive might someday be possible.
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Perhaps, but such research is worthwhile if it could translate to the proliferation of our species across the galaxy.
” Space is big. Really big. You just wont believe how vastly hugely mindbogglingly big it is. I mean you may think its a long way down the road to the chemists, but thats just peanuts to space. “ - H2G2
No space travel because we don’t have enough fuel.
Make it... so!
What a great flick.
Can the US even send an human into orbit anymore?
NASA now teaches the astronauts how to properly stick out their thumb and “hitch a ride” from the Russians ... LOL ...
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How much faster than the speed of light.. ?
And once you’ve measured it..
How can you be sure you’ve not been injected with...
I guess it it will be a while before we send a spaceship out to space at near the speed of light as in the original 1968 movie Planet of the Apes, as we gave up on sending men into orbit.
We got better investments for our $$$.
Afghanistan and Obamacare.
Hope it’s ready before obozo f**ks up the entire earth. He’s nearly done with the United States.
If there were an emergency we could probably do it in a matter of weeks. Within the next couple of years we'll have more man-launching capability than we've ever had.
I can think of one thing that is traveling at twice the speed of light.
Ummm ... you must be referring to the increase in our National Debt!
Yep, I say just go do it. Maybe offer a prize for the first manmade vehicle to exceed 1/10 the speed of light! If mass increases with velocity, then those propellants ejected will have more impulse as well, or so it seems to me.
I thought NASA’s job these days was to emphasize the contributions of Islam to science.
What a DORK Obama is. I’ll sure be glad when he’s gone. I’m thinking that a special t-shirt would be in order for that time ... saying ... “I survived Obama!”
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