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Space Nasa reveals latest designs for a Star Trek-style spacecraft that could make interstellar travel a

Discussion in 'Tech, Science, and Space' started by AlienView, Jun 12, 2014.

  1. AlienView

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    "Engage warp drive! Nasa reveals latest designs for a Star Trek-style spacecraft that could make interstellar travel a reality

    • A Nasa scientist in Houston worked with an artist to create the concept
    • The interstellar spacecraft builds on previous designs that thoeretically allow distant travel by bending space-time
    • Called IXS Enterprise, it is similar to the Star Trek ship of the same name
    • Dr White said the spacecraft could reach Alpha Centauri in two weeks
    • Warp travel is the focus of Christopher Nolan's 2014 movie Interstellar"
    "Last month, Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan unveiled his next science-fiction blockbuster.

    Called Interstellar, it envisages a future where travel to other stars is not only a possibility but a necessity, and tasks actor Matthew McConaughey with leading the main mission.

    But a Nasa scientist claims such a mission isn’t necessarily just something reserved for science fiction - and has revealed a Star Trek-style ship that could make interstellar travel a reality."
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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencet...cecraft-make-interstellar-travel-reality.html
     
  2. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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    I am in the mid-40's now... if I live long enough to see anything that is even a hint of this brought to reality before the end I would be pretty happy.

    The "IXS" designation rings a bell but I can't remember why. Was that ship designation ever used in Star Trek? I know "NX" was used in ST:ENT to designate an experimental ship but I really think I've seen IXS somewhere as well.
     

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